TGS charters additional vessel capacity for West AfricaVessel & ROV News // July 15, 2010
TGS has chartered additional vessel capacity to address its multi-client opportunities in West Africa.
TGS has chartered Fugro's Geo Caribbean for approximately seven months to acquire multi-client programmes in West Africa.
Geo Caribbean is a modern vessel capable of towing 12 long offset streamers. It is anticipated that TGS will take delivery of the vessel on or around 1 September 2010. It is also anticipated that over 10,000km2 of new 3D will be acquired under the charter.
“Over the last three years TGS has increased its 3D investments significantly in West Africa. In that period we have acquired over 21,000 km2 of 3D data in this promising region. We continue to see opportunities along the Africa transform margin as well as in the salt basins and see the charter of the Geo Caribbean as an opportunity to gain access to a world class 3D seismic vessel for utilization in a key exploration market,” said Robert Hobbs, CEO of TGS.
“TGS continues to be successful in diversifying its world-wide multi-client data portfolio and the charter of this impressive vessel will significantly further that effort,” continued Hobbs.
Data to be acquired with Geo Caribbean is supported by industry pre-funding.