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    Wavefield Inseis orders seismic vessel at Fosen

    Vessel & ROV News // December 19, 2006

    Norwegian geophysical company Wavefield Inseis has ordered a purpose built 3-D seismic vessel, to be named Geowave Endeavour.

    The vessel will deliver in April 2008 and will have capacity for 16 streamers and eight gun strings, making it one of the most powerful and advanced seismic vessels in the world.

    Geowave Endeavour will be built at Norway’s Fosen yard and will be owned by Volstad Maritime AS.

    Wavefield Inseis said Geowave Endeavour will be ready to commence operations in April 2008.

    The vessel has been designed to meet the growing demand for high-density 4-D seismic data and the need for wide-azimuth and multi-azimuth data acquisition.

    "Built with the future in mind, the vessel also incorporates design elements that will allow it to accommodate new advances in acquisition technology and to provide techniques such as under-/over streamers and source configurations," noted Wavefield Inseis.

    The 106m long vessel will have a breadth of 26.6m and will be the fourth Wavefield Inseis high-capacity 3-D vessel.

    "With a maximum speed of 16 knots and a large streamer capacity, Geowave Endeavour is destined to make a very significant impact in the market, which demands more efficient delivery of large high-density seismic data in order to meet the imaging challenges of the E&P industry," said the company.

    Geowave Endeavour is in accordance with our strategy to become a global full service geophysical company, offering some of the most high performance vessels in the world,” said CEO Atle Jacobsen. “This vessel will be our flagship within a highly efficient and flexible seismic fleet.”

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