Polarcus Limited announces that Polarcus Samur Ltd, a member of the Polarcus Group, took delivery on 02 March 2011 of POLARCUS SAMUR, the fourth 3D seismic vessel to date to join the Polarcus fleet. The vessel was built at Drydocks World – Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is transiting directly to Namibia to commence a charter for HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A. and UNX Energy Corp.
POLARCUS SAMUR is an ultra-modern and Arctic-ready 8 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the ULSTEIN SX133 design capable of towing both conventional and wide tow spreads, including the Company’s First PassTM 3D technique. The SX133 design has an overall length of 84.2m and a beam of 17m. POLARCUS SAMUR has a maximum speed of 17 knots and is capable of deploying up to 8 streamers each of 6,000m length, or 6 streamers each of 8,000m length, with lateral streamer separations of between 25 and 200 meters.
Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from Pole to Pole. Polarcus is launching a fleet of modern 3D seismic vessels using the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® design and incorporating advanced maritime technologies for improved operational efficiency with a reduced environmental footprint. Polarcus offers contract seismic surveys and multi client projects worldwide and has its principal office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Source:Polarcus, March 3, 2011;