GC Rieber sends ‘Polar Empress’ for seismic work in Kara Sea

Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a charter agreement for seismic acquisition and seismic QC services, with Russia’s Sovcomflot subsidiary OOO SCF Geo.

The job will utilize the 22-streamer ice-classed vessel Polar Empress.

The job is estimated to take about two months and the mobilization for the operation in the Kara Sea will begin promptly, GC Rieber said on Monday. The vessel was built by Kleven in 2015.

“We have had long lasting discussions with Sovcomflot related to this contract and we are very pleased to be able to conclude in time for this season’s work. Our vessel’s unique capabilities are tailor made for operating in these types of areas and we are glad to see that clients value our assets and our ability to adapt our work scope to specific need”, says GC Rieber’s CEO Irene Waage Basili.