Marine geophysical services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a three-dimensional (3D) seismic acquisition contract for work in the Bay of Bengal, offshore eastern India.

The contract has been awarded by Indian energy firm Reliance Industries (RIL).

The SW Vespucci vessel will start shooting the survey covering 1,500km² in the first quarter of next year (Q1 2021) over block KG-UDWHP-2018/1 in the Krishna-Godavari basin.

Shearwater GeoServices CEO Irene Waage Basili said: “We are pleased to be awarded this contract by Reliance and add to our backlog for the winter season.

“Shearwater crews have remained busy in India throughout the year and this award is a confirmation of our leading market position and strong operational track record in the region.”

Shearwater noted that fast-track time processing is also included under the contract scope.

In October, Shearwater GeoServices secured a deal for large 3D seismic acquisition and depth processing in the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region.

Shearwater claims that it has the largest fleet of seismic vessels and a set of advanced technologies and software to provide customers with a complete-range of towed streamer and ocean bottom geophysical acquisition techniques.