Polarcus signs multi-client collaboration agreement with IONCompany News // July 30, 2013
Polarcus Limited has entered into a three year agreement with ION Geophysical Corporation to jointly develop, execute, and market 3D marine multi-client projects to E&P companies worldwide.
The agreement combines Polarcus' expertise in the 3D multi-client space with ION's GeoVentures group's expertise in delivering geologically-driven, basin-scale 2D multi-client surveys.
The collaboration will leverage the expert resources and established third party relationships of both companies, and utilize ION's BasinSPAN data library of over 450,000km to identify new project opportunities worldwide.
Further, the combination of Polarcus' RIGHTBAND acquisition proposition and ION's WiBand data processing technology behind the Company's fleet of advanced, high performance 3D seismic vessels will offer the industry leading edge multi-client data imaging.
Commenting on the agreement, Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus said: "We are confident that this collaboration will bring value to our clients through the delivery of the highest quality multi-client projects, optimally designed to improve the understanding of the sub-surface geology.
"Specifically for Polarcus it will enable us to expand our 3D multi-client footprint, utilizing the combined resources and assets of Polarcus and ION to ensure we make the right project choices, and further provide additional stability and flexibility to our vessel scheduling across the globe."