SCAN Inks 2D Seismic Acquisition Deal for Offshore Ecuador

SCAN has signed a contract with Petroproduccion Empresa Estatal de Exploracion y Produccion de Petroleos del Ecuador (Petroproduccion), an affiliate of Petroecuador.

The contract signing, which follows the previously announced letter of award (LOA), calls for acquisition of approximately 10,000 Km of 2D seismic offshore Ecuador in support of the government’s plan to develop its hydrocarbon prospects. The ground-breaking survey covers the majority of the Ecuadorian coast with a focus on basins in Esmeraldas, Manabi, Guayas and Santa Elena provinces.

SCAN’s new multi-purpose seismic vessel, the M/V SCAN STIGANDI will be acquiring the program. “This seismic program is a milestone in Ecuador’s strong commitment for expansion of available offshore natural resources and SCAN is honored to be a part of this historic event,” said Kjell Karlsson, vice president of marketing and sales for SCAN in Oslo.

“We are also pleased to be acquiring this program with our newest and most technologically advanced vessel which features state-of-the-art onboard equipment and an 8,000m solid streamer,” he added.