Total Contracts Shearwater GeoServices for Seismic Survey in Mauritania

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Norwegian seismic acquisition and processing company Shearwater GeoServices has been contracted by French multinational Total to conduct 3D seismic in Mauritania’s C15 and C31 Blocks.  

Set to begin in the third quarter of 2020 and spanning 6,000 km2, the scope of the project includes a large towed-streamer 3D acquisition and Fast Track processing scheme, enabled by Shearwater’s proprietary Reveal software and use of an ultra-wide tow Flexisource configuration. 

“This award confirms that our strong client focus and leadership of the consolidation in the marine geophysical industry has positioned us well to navigate through these challenging times,” said Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater GeoServices. “Shearwater has had strong activity in North West Africa, and we are pleased to return for this survey for Total in Mauritania.” 

The survey will span two and a half months and will be conducted by the SW Empress vessel.  

The contract follows seismic acquisition company Polarcus’s recent award of a survey contract in West Africa, indicating an uptick in seismic exploration in the region.

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