Dolphin mobilising high capacity 3D seismic vesselProjects and Operations // May 22, 2014
Dolphin Geophysical has confirmed that the high-capacity 3D seismic vessel Polar Marquis has been taken on charter from GC Rieber Shipping for a firm period of 3.5 years with 2+2 years options.
The vessel has just completed a significant seismic and propulsion upgrade, with a redundant and flexible engine package of 17,400kW and more than 200 tonnes bollard pull.
Polar Marquis will provide capacity to operate 16 streamers with 100m separation. "This will put the vessel among the top ten seismic vessels in the world," said the company.
Polar Marquis is mobilising for her first contract survey, in the Black Sea, utilizing a record spread of 14 seismic cables with 100m separation, followed by an additional contract in East Africa.