Shearwater SW Diamond vessel

Shearwater grabs another Petrobras contract

Seismic exploration company Shearwater said it has won a ‘substantial’ contract for deepwater ocean bottom node seismic acquisition for Petrobras’ Tupi and Iracema projects in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.

SW Diamond; Courtesy: Shearwater Geoservices

This will be the largest OBN seismic survey in Brazil at the Tupi field.

It will also be a base survey for potential future 4D surveys at this Brazil’s first super-giant oil field.

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

“This award confirms Shearwater’s leadership in deepwater OBN an exciting, growing and future-oriented sub-segment of the marine seismic industry. It reflects our scale, high-end vessels and dedication to technology, and represents a substantial addition to our backlog.”

The Tupi and Iracema surveys will start in Q3 2021 and last approximately nine months. They cover a total of 2,882 square kilometres, utilising deepwater ocean bottom nodes deployed by ROV and Shearwater’s 3×3 nine-string triple source.

Shearwater will use the SW Diamond and also another additional vessel to execute the contract.

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