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    WesternGeco launches Western Spirit

    Vessel & ROV News // June 14, 2007

    Schlumberger has announced the launch of Western Spirit, the seventh Q-Marine vessel to join the WesternGeco fleet.

    The vessel will begin work immediately with a high-specification 4D survey in the North Sea for the integrated oil and gas company, Statoil.

    Equipped with Dynamic Spread Control (DSC) - the new WesternGeco automated vessel, source and streamer steering technology - Western Spirit provides superior repeatability for improved time-lapse studies for reservoir monitoring and increased accuracy for sophisticated Q-enabled over/under and rich/wide azimuth surveys that help characterize complex sub-surface environments.

    "Western Spirit is the first of three new Q-Marine vessels that will join our fleet over the next two years, said Dalton Boutte, president, WesternGeco.

    Q-Marine is proprietary WesternGeco technology for enhanced reservoir-quality acquisition, processing and inversion.


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