Shearwater to shoot 3D Isometrix survey offshore Colombia

Sept. 16, 2019

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway – Ecopetrol has contracted Shearwater GeoServices to perform a 3D Isometrix seismic survey offshore Colombia, starting in 4Q.

The SW Amundsen will acquire the 2,000-sq km (772-sq mi) survey over block COL-5, equipped with Isometrix multi-sensor streamer technology.

According to Shearwater, this is a 3D multi-sensor system that can record the full seismic wavefield, leading to improved receiver de-ghosting and sharper seismic images.

The program should take 1.5 months to complete.

Following a recent increase in activity off Latin America the company has established a new Colombian branch to support this operation. Previously it established a branch in Brazil to support growth in the region.