EMGS vessels in studies offshore Brazil, Southeast Asia

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, NorwayEMGS has issued an overview of its fleet’s offshore seismic acquisition activity.

BOA Thalassa started work last month on a $35-million contract offshore Brunei. Work is expected to be completed by mid-August.

BOA Galatea has been acquiring 3D electromagnetic (EM) data under a multi-client program in the Ceará area offshore northern Brazil. On March 24, the vessel started a new multi-client program covering about 8,000 sq km (3,089 sq mi) in the Foz do Amazonas area along Brazil’s equatorial margin, with work estimated to last around six months.

EMGS chartered Atlantic Guardian for a firm six months from March 1. Early last month, the vessel was fitted with the company’s new Deep Xpress source system. Following sea trials, it mobilized for a multi-client survey in production license 527 in the Norwegian Sea, due to finish in mid-April. Thereafter, it will perform various programs offshore Norway.

Last month, EM Leader started 3D EM data acquisition under a $7-million contract for new customer China National Petroleum Corp. off Myanmar. This survey was completed yesterday. The vessel will soon mobilize to Malaysia for a $5-million 3D EM survey for another new client, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration.


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