Norway-based Shearwater GeoServices has received a contract from Petrobras for the deepwater Ocean Bottom Node (OBN ) seismic acquisition for the Tupi and Iracema projects in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.
“It reflects our scale, high-end vessels and dedication to technology, and represents a substantial addition to our backlog. We are pleased to again work for Petrobras.”
Shearwater plans to commence the surveys, which cover a total of 2,882km², at the Tupi and Iracema fields in the third quarter of this year. It is planned to be completed in approximately nine months.
To execute the contract, the company plans to use the SW Diamond and one additional vessel.
Previously known as the Tupi field, the Lula oil field is claimed to be one of the world’s biggest producing ultra-deepwater oil and gas fields.
Located in water depths from 2,000m to 5,000m in the Santos Basin, the field is situated approximately 250km off the coast of Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Last year, India’s state-owned firm Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) selected Shearwater GeoServices for work in the Western Offshore India area.