UK: SeaBird to Start 2nd Stage of Rosebank Field Survey Earlier than Expected
SeaBird Exploration PLC (“SeaBird” or “SBX”) announces that an agreement has been reached with Chevron North Sea Limited (on behalf of itself and the other Rosebank co-venturers: Statoil (U.K.) Ltd., OMV (U.K.) Ltd., and DONG E&P (U.K.) Ltd) related to the earlier announced award of the Rosebank 2 survey.
SeaBird has been granted the option to start the 2nd stage of the Ocean Bottom Node survey at the Rosebank field with the Hugin Explorer(Photo) as Node vessel and Munin Explorer as source vessel earlier than the initial agreed start date. Hugin Explorer has just completed classification work at a yard in Denmark, and is presently mobilizing to the Rosebank Field.
Estimated start-up is 13-15 April, which is about 3 weeks ahead of the earlier agreed start date of around 5 May 2011. This will potentially improve SeaBird’s revenue in Q2 2011.
SeaBird Exploration PLC is a global provider of marine solutions for seabed acquisition of 3D/4C/4D multimode seismic data with OBN operations, marine 2D and 3D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow water 2D/3D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data.
Source: Seabird , April 5, 2011;