SeaBird moves to meet ONGC 4C-3D OBN contract

Offshore staff

LIMASSOL, Cyprus – The Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. of India has notified SeaBird Exploration PLC of an award for a 4C-3D Seismic API Pilot Project in Mumbai High field offshore India.

The data is to be used by ONGC for planning placement of two development wells from upcoming platforms by June 2012.

The Hugin Explorer and Munin Explorer will mobilize from the Norwegian Sea to India upon completion of a current contract with ExxonMobil to begin deploying more than 2,300 ocean bottom nodes at intervals of 200 m (656 ft) for data acquisition. Acquisition will be in two swaths by rolling phases of 760 nodes each.

The contract is valued at $40 million and the duration is estimated at 110 days.


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