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    Gardline and OceanPact unveil JV agreement to expand presence in Brazil

    Company News // May 1, 2013

    Gardline Marine Sciences and OceanPact, the Brazilian leading oil spill response company in Brazil, have announced the establishment of a joint venture (JV).

    The new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil SA, and is a 50/50 joint venture between Gardline Marine Sciences (South America) Ltd and OceanPact Serviços Marítimos Ltda. This strategic alliance will see the two companies sharing their marine expertise and resources in order to pursue marine survey projects in Brazilian waters.

    Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil SA will focus on fully integrated survey packages including geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical surveys. 

    The company will provide a wide range of integrated marine science services including: 2D seismic exploration, 2D/3D high resolution data acquisition and interpretation, shallow gas hazard analysis, seabed mapping, shallow to deep water soil investigation, near shore and coastal surveys, water flow measurement and water quality. 

    Gardline & OceanPact already have a proven track record of working together to provide services to the Brazilian energy sector. The two companies undertook a pioneering project for Petrobras in 2012 in which for the first time, mini-CPT data and vibrocorer samples were acquired for pipeline route design instead of using traditional Piston Coring which has no efficiency in sand.

    The Petrobras project drew on the extensive industry experience of Gardline and OceanPact to successfully meet the needs of the client. The joint venture aims to continue upon this success by providing world-class services to more clients in Brazil.


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