Two Polarcus vessels in operation offshore Mexico

Sept. 18, 2019

Offshore staff

DUBAI, UAE Polarcus Ltd. has started the multi-vessel wide-azimuth project for WesternGeco in the Salina del Istmo basin offshore Mexico.

The project incorporates two Polarcus high-end streamer vessels plus two source vessels. The estimated duration is about four months; a total of eight vessel months.

This is the first Polarcus project working for WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger, since the divestment of its marine acquisition business in 2018.

The seismic data acquired by the company will be transferred via satellite directly to the client using Polarcus Cirrus. This, the company claims, provides near real-time access to high fidelity seismic data allowing for faster, more informed project decisions, and contributing to shortening the exploration cycle.

According to Polarcus CEO Duncan Eley, this is the second commercial project using the company’s data transfer and cloud processing offering.