Barents Sea Seismic Work Awarded to SeaBird

Published at 02:38PM - 09/09/16

SeaBird Exploration announced it will acquire a long offset 2D multi-client survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

The survey of deep seismic profiles is the result of a joint design by SeaBird Exploration and Lundin Norway and will be acquired in the Barents Sea during September and October 2016.

“Lundin Norway will be supervising the processing of this unique dataset”, SeaBird Exploration said in a statement.

SeaBird and Lundin Team Up for Barents Sea Work

The aim of the survey is to acquire long-offset profiles that image large scale deep seated crustal structures beneath the Norwegian Barents Sea.

According to SeaBird, the programme is fully supported by industry funding and SeaBird will be using the Harrier Explorer vessel for the work.

Barents Sea Seismic Work Awarded to SeaBird
One of SeaBird Exploration’s Seismic Acquisition Vessels

The Harrier Explorer was in production on the Mexico Gigante project during the second quarter of 2016 until May and then transited to North West Europe to complete a multi-client survey. It subsequently mobilised for a 2D survey in North West Europe that started in the third quarter.

The 265.7 feet vessel joined the SeaBird fleet in 1997 after being converted to a 2D-Source vessel in the Netherlands in 2007 and has been designed for worldwide operation.

SeaBird Ups Seismic Acquisition Fleet

SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D and 3D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. 
The company specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow/deep water 2D and 3D market.

Earlier this month, SeaBird had announced the purchase of the Hawk Explorer vessel and its seismic equipment.

The Hawk Explorer has been a chartered vessel in the SeaBird fleet since 2006.

Under the purchase agreement, SeaBird will pay US$1.1 million (£826,694) for the vessel and seismic equipment as well as the cancellation of all future lease payments and additional obligations as required under the charter agreement.