The UK-based marine services contractor, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has signed a contract with the French geophysical company CGG to provide offshore agency support services for a new oil and gas exploration project in the Barreirinhas Basin, off Brazil.
Inchcape will be providing a range of services for the Barreirinhas project in the equatorial margin of northern Brazil, including port agency, crew transfer, visa assistance and cargo services.
CGG is already conducting the multi-client seismic project that will produce the first regional broadband survey of the Barreirinhas basin.
CGG is deploying its specialized seismic vessel, the Oceanic Vega, to acquire the 14,500-km² 3D seismic survey. The data will then be processed and analysed at CGG’s subsurface imaging centre in Rio de Janeiro.
Commenting on the new contract, Anderson Souza, ISS General Manager, Offshore Solutions, in Brazil said: “This new project demonstrates our strength and expertise in providing exceptional offshore agency services on key seismic projects in Brazil.”