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Aker BP taps Shearwater for Ivar Aasen 4D OBS survey

Shearwater has secured an ocean bottom seismic 4D survey for Aker BP at the Ivar Aasen field.

According to seismic exploration company, the OBS project in the Norwegian North Sea, has a duration of approximately one month.

The survey will commence in Q2 2021 and will employ Shearwater’s multi-purpose vessels the SW Cook and also SW Tasman.

Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices, stated:

“This is a welcome return to the Ivar Aasen field for Aker BP with Qseabed.

“Shearwater is established in all segments of high-end offshore seismic, executing our clients’ projects with the technologies of their choice, including market leading solutions for ocean bottom seismic.”

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In addition to this survey, Shearwater announced three more contracts this month.

Specifically, the work includes 3D campaigns in Brazil, Southeast Asia and Western Australia.

Ivan Aasen

The Ivar Aasen field sits in the northern part of the North Sea, about 175 kilometres west of Karmøy. The water depth is about 110 metres.

The development is a stand-alone platform for partial processing as well as water conditioning and injection, with transfer of the multiphase hydrocarbon mixture through two pipelines to the neighbouring Edvard Grieg field for final processing and export.

Oil production from the Aker BP-operated field started on December 24, 2016, four years after the plan for development and operation.