SCAN returns to BP/GEMS 2-D programme offshore PakistanVessel & ROV News // October 23, 2007
SCAN Geophysical has announced that the company is remobilising its seismic vessel Geo Searcher to re-commence a 2-D project offshore Pakistan for BP.
The original 9,500km 2-D programme was suspended in July 2007 due to effects of a monsoon. “Both BP and GEMS requested suspension of the programme after acquisition of only 1,500km of data in order to preserve and maintain previously-set quality standards for the seismic data that otherwise would have been negatively affected by the poor sea and wind conditions expected by the onset of the traditional monsoon season,” said Kjell Karlsson, vice president marketing and sales for SCAN.
“However, we were quickly able to turn this challenging situation into an opportunity by a swift diversion of the vessel crew onto another 2-D project together with GEMS offshore nearby Sri Lanka, which has since been successfully completed,” he added.
The BP/GEMS Pakistan 2-D programme will occupy Geo Searcher into the first quarter of 2008. The vessel is also scheduled for three to four weeks of docking for standard classification inspection and general maintance work during this period.