Dolphin forms geosciences venture with Hannon Westwood

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway – Dolphin Geophysical and Hannon Westwood have entered into an agreement related to exploration offshore northwest Europe.

Hannon Westwood will use its NW Europe databases of historically mapped hydrocarbon discoveries and potential plays to assist Dolphin with location and planning of future multi-client 3D seismic surveys. Additionally, the companies will collaborate on marketing and sale of these surveys.

Dolphin currently has five operational seismic vessels and two new high-capacity 3D vessels will join the fleet in 2013 and 2014. Dolphin will perform all data processing using its OPEN CPS facilities both onboard and onshore.

Ian T. Edwards, Dolphin’s vice president of Global Multi-Client Surveys, said: “Access to the Hannon Westwood data and knowledge bases will provide opportunities for Dolphin to design new MC surveys focusing on areas or blocks which may have been overlooked or discarded by the industry, as well as locations currently targeted by companies based on recent and future licensing rounds.”


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