Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a multi-project marine seismic 3D and 4D acquisition contract by Shell International Exploration and Production.
The contract covers four separate surveys: three in the North Sea and one off the coast of Western Australia.
The surveys are expected to provide a total of five vessel-months of utilisation in 2019.
In the North Sea, Polar Empress will execute a 4D survey on the Ormen Lange field of Norway and 3D surveys on the Greeves and Blue Water fields in the UK sector.
The Ormen Lange 4D project will be Shearwater’s first at the field and is a large 1,000-square-kilometre survey with 16 streamers over a period of two months starting late in the second quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, the Greeves and Blue Water 3D surveys will take approximately one month to complete.
In Western Australia, Polar Duchess will execute the Factory 3D survey over a two-month period covering over 3,000 square kilometres. The project will commence in the second half of 2019.