After working closely together for two productive surveys in the high Arctic, WGP has again been contracted by the State Sevmorgeo Company (SMG) for seismic survey operations in Ecuador.
This challenging activity will comprise the acquisition of 2D and 3D surveys in transition zone and shallow waters for which SMG will utilize Fairfield Z-700 Ocean Bottom Nodes (OBN), in combination with Portable Sources provided and operated by WGP and installed on vessels of opportunity.
WGP's Chief Technical Officer Terry Hibben, commented:
"In keeping with WGP's root philosophy of collaborating with industry partners whether an existing geophysical or energy company, being able to mobilize and operate in frontier locations, this project again shows our interest and capability of undertaking new challenges."
Ecuador is one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world according to Conservation International and it has the most biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation. In addition to the mainland, Ecuador owns the Galápagos Islands, for which the country is best known.
The surveys are scheduled to commence Feb. 14, 2013 and last until June 15, 2013, with work on pre-mobilization underway.
Thalassa's Chairman, Duncan Soukup, commented:
"We are again delighted to be working with the SMG Group, following the successful surveys in the Arctic in 2011 and 2012, on this occasion outside of Europe during a period when we had not budgeted any work."
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