Upgraded seismic vessel starts Breagh survey in North Sea

Offshore staff

DUBAI, UAE – Polarcus’ upgraded seismic acquisition vessel Polarcus Naila has started work on the UK Breagh RightBand multi-client project in the UK southern North Sea.

The one-month survey is designed to enhance imaging of the Carboniferous Breagh field in block 42/13 and to improve understanding of prospectivity in adjacent open blocks opened under the UK’s 28th license round.

The 55-day upgrade involved conversion of the vessel’s propulsion system at Shipdock Amsterdam to accommodate twin-fin shaft and propeller technology, along with various class enhancements and a mandatory vessel classification.

As a result the vessel can now tow ultra-wide 12-streamer spreads, matching the capability of the four “A-class” vessels in the Polarcus fleet.

Following the Breagh campaign it will mobilize for a charter to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical.  

05/09/2014

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