Aramco awards Magseis, BGP Red Sea OBS extension

Offshore staff

LYSAKER, Norway Magseis and partner BGP have received an extension to the ongoing contract with BGP Arabia and Saudi Aramco to acquire additional ocean bottom seismic data in the Red Sea.

The project has an expected duration of six to 11 months and is expected to begin in April.

The survey features surface and geological conditions with a combination of deep and shallow-water work. The combination of Magseis’ OBS technology, MASS, and BGP’s transition zone expertise ensured the extension to the consortium, the companies said.

“We are very pleased to receive this new award that demonstrates our ability to deliver large and complex projects. We view this as a sign of confidence from our end-client Saudi Aramco and a confirmation of the high-quality product that our joint operation delivers,” CEO Idar Horstad said.

The program started in July 2016. Magseis’ OBS vessel Artemis Athene will continue on the survey, which is on Saudi Aramco’s S78 project.

03/20/2017

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