PGS Awarded Contract in Arabian Gulf

The Seafloor Seismic division of Petroleum Geo-Services has been awarded a significant contract to deploy its multi-component technology over two major producing offshore fields in Saudi Arabia -- the Zuluf and Abu Sa'fah fields. Terms of the award include an optional one-year contract extension for additional surveys. The contract also includes the provision of seismic data processing services by PGS' Data Processing division.

The survey will cover over 1,000 square kilometers, using high-resolution two-component and four-component seafloor technology to better characterize the producing reservoirs and identify potential deeper targets.

This contract is the latest in a series of complex surveys over producing fields awarded to PGS, with the most recent being the successful 1,500 square kilometer survey over the Zakum field, offshore United Arab Emirates.

Tim Rigsby, president of PGS' Seafloor Seismic division, stated, "In addition to meeting the geophysical objectives, the Zakum survey was the latest example of our ability to safely acquire seismic data over producing fields. PGS operated without a single incident around 210 wellhead towers, three super complexes, three satellite platforms and hundreds of kilometers of untrenched pipelines. This experience will serve us well in the survey over the Zuluf and Abu Sa'fah fields."


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