Petrobras to acquire Caribbean seismic survey

Petrobras Middle East BV has signed a letter of intent with Scan Geophysical ASA to carry out a 2D seismic survey in the Caribbean starting in early May.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Apr. 17 -- Petrobras Middle East BV has signed a letter of intent with Scan Geophysical ASA to carry out a 2D seismic survey in the Caribbean starting in early May.

Petrobras commissioned 2,500 km of 2D data, using the M/V Geo Searcher vessel, which will acquire 120 fold, high-density 2D data. "This modern 2D seismic vessel is equipped to handle ultralong streamers for high-end 2D applications including long offset and large source configurations for 2D surveys worldwide," Scan Geophysical said.

A company spokesman declined to specify the area in the Caribbean or the value of the deal due to confidentiality agreements. But according to reports, Petrobras is interested in a deepwater block off Cuba.

This is the second contract that Scan Geophysical has concluded with Petrobras following its survey in the southern North Sea last year.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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