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Marine geophysical services provider Shearwater GeoServices has been given a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project by Total E&P South Africa

1400x573The SW Cook is one of three MPVs operated by Shearwater. (Image source: Shearwater)

The company stated that the survey at block 11B-12B will be its first project offshore South Africa.

It has a base duration of two months starting in Q4 2019 and covers an initial programme of 3,650 linear km. It will be acquired by the Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) SW Cook.

The project includes fast-track processing facilitated by the vessel’s high-capacity onboard computer facility and experienced processing teams linked by satellite to client and project teams.

Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices, said, “The SW Cook worked for Total in the North Sea this summer and we are very pleased to see it continue to acquire seismic for Total in South Africa on a project where we will also leverage the flexibility of our processing and imaging teams.”

“They will provide fast turnaround results to Total during the survey enabling rapid decision making,” she added.

The SW Cook is one of three MPVs operated by Shearwater. The vessel has been working throughout the North Sea summer season on 3D and 4D ocean bottom projects, including as a source vessel on Total’s 2019 North Sea 4D programme.

The MPVs are designed to work efficiently as a source, 2D, 3D, or ocean bottom vessel which enables greater utilisation and project flexibility.