Shearwater enters deepwater OBS marketImage: Shearwater.

Shearwater enters deepwater OBS market

This marks the company’s presence in all sectors of the Ocean Bottom Seismic market.

Shearwater GeoServices announces the award of a major Ocean Bottom Seismic deepwater ROV project, given from TGS and partner in the Gulf of Mexico, US.

This will be the company’s first OBS ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) survey and will leverage the company’s strengths in source capabilities, operational scale and flexibility, according to Shearwater.

The OBS ROV crew complements Shearwater’s Ocean Bottom Cable and Ocean Bottom Node crews.

It marks the company’s presence in all sectors of the Ocean Bottom Seismic market, in acquisition and processing, and the company will now have three OBS crews operating in 2020.

Shearwater says that they will use two vessels, the SW Diamond and SW Emerald, for the project, equipped with three high-capacity sources each composed of three sub-arrays.

This investment in a new source configuration will allow two source vessels to be used instead of three for the survey. The survey will commence in Q2 2020 and is scheduled to be completed over approximately four months, says Shearwater.

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