Polarcus breaking seismic records in Myanmar

Marine seismic survey company Polarcus has shared some positive news in an otherwise depressing seismic acquisition market, pressured by low oil prices.

The UAE-based, Oslo-listed, company which is currently acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar, has described the project as a record breaking one.

According to a statement by Polarcus on Thursday, its Polarcus Amani vessel is towing an in-sea configuration that measures 1.8km wide across the front ends.

With each of the ten streamers separated by 200m, the total area covered by the spread is 17.6 square kilometers.

This is the largest in-sea configuration ever towed by a single seismic vessel as well as the largest man-made moving object on earth, Polarcus said.

Polarcus COO, Duncan Eley said: “Such industry leading operational efficiency in Myanmar by one of our right-sized 3D seismic vessels exemplifies Polarcus’ strategy to deliver fit-for-purpose geophysical solutions to our clients. We work closely with all clients to ensure both their efficiency and data quality objectives are met and exceeded.”

Worth noting, a little more than a month ago, another Oslo-listed firm, PGS said it broke the spread record with the Ramform Titan vessel, also in Myanmar. At the time, the seismic spread was 18 streamers, each 7.05 kilometers long, with 100 meter separation between the streamers.

A total spread width was 1.7 kilometers and represents close to 127 kilometers of streamers. The total surface area of the streamer spread is 15.6 square kilometers, said PGS in December.

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