Geokinetics in 3D seismic survey off Brunei for Shell

Geokinetics, a provider of integrated seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir analysis solutions, has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) to acquire a high resolution 3D seismic survey, offshore Brunei Darussalam.

According to Geokinetics’ statement on Monday, the acquisition is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017 and involves the deployment of a hybrid recording solution that comprises both towed streamers and ocean bottom nodes, positioned around extensive field production infrastructure.

“We are pleased that our expertise in complex seafloor survey operations has been recognized through the award of this project,” stated David Crowley, President and CEO of Geokinetics.

Crowley also added that this project was its fourth for BSP within the last six years.

The project will be managed by Geokinetics’ Seafloor Operations (SFO) Group, which acquires seafloor seismic from beach to deepwater. The SFO Group is comprised of a fleet of specialized proprietary vessels and equipment, including both ocean bottom cable (OBC) and ocean bottom nodal (OBN) recording systems, the company said.

Ewan Neill, Vice President, Marine Acquisition. “Our hybrid recording system solution, combining streamer and nodal, provides BSP with the most cost effective solution for acquiring the seismic data that is required to underpin this field’s future development program.”