WesternGeco launches Western SpiritVessel & 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.