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Total awards Shearwater GeoServices South Africa seismic project

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Shearwater GeoServices is a global provider of marine geophysical services.

Total E&P South Africa has given Shearwater a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project.

The survey at block 11B-12B will be Shearwater’s first South Africa offshore project. It has a base duration of two months, starting in Q4 2019, and covers an initial program 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 and experienced processing teams, linked by satellite to client and project teams.

Speaking on the news, Irene Waage Basili, CEO, Shearwater GeoService, 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.

These teams will provide fast turnaround results to Total during the survey, enabling rapid decision making.”

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 program.

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