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Marine geophysical services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Barents Sea.

The company also secured a master services agreement from Lundin Norway that covers about 180km² at license PL965. Shearwater’s project signed with Spirit Energy covers 130km2 and is located at license block PL962.

Lundin senior geophysicist Eivind Dhelie said: “In addition to the unique Isometrix streamer technology, we have redesigned the source configuration down to a very small point source of only 1m by 3m.

“Combined with wide tow and four of the small focused sources, we believe we will obtain a super-high resolution image with almost zero-offsets as well as give us accurate amplitude versus offset measurements for reservoir property prediction.”

Both the Lundin and Spirit Energy projects are Flexisource quad-source Isometrix projects with 50m streamer separation. They are expected to deliver a true three-dimensional (3D) deghosted high-resolution Isogrid dataset.

Spirit Energy senior geophysicist Mark Ackers said: “This novel hybrid acquisition setup, which combines elements from 3D marine and site-survey operations will deliver a very high-resolution dataset that we believe will enable high fidelity imaging of our target.”

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Amazon Conqueror will conduct the marine acquisition surveys of the two projects, starting from the third quarter of 2019.

Shearwater GeoServices CEO Irene Waage Basili said: “The combination of our Amazon class vessel and Isometrix multi-sensor technology gives our clients access to the industry’s most technologically advanced and efficient platform for marine seismic acquisition.”