Oceanic Sirius to join CGGVeritas seismic survey operations

Eidesvik has taken delivery from Ulstein of the seismic vessel Oceanic Sirius for CGGVeritas.

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ULSTEINVIK, Norway – Eidesvik has taken delivery from Ulstein of the seismic vessel Oceanic Sirius for CGGVeritas.

The vessel is owned by a joint venture between Eidesvik and CGGVeritas and is a sister vessel to the Oceanic Vega delivered last year.

Oceanic Sirius is of the SX120 type designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. She is a seismic research vessel with a dynamic towing force of 140 tons. The vessel is suited for acquisition of large 3D, 4D, or high-resolution projects and carries an ICE-C classification. The vessel´s 20 streamer winches are each capable of spooling 9 km (5.6 mi) of streamers.

“We are pleased to take delivery of another vessel of ULSTEIN quality; a vessel designed and built to minimize harmful emissions to the environment whilst offering the best possible working environment for our seafarers, said Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO of Eidesvik.

“We look forward to the Oceanic Sirius matching the excellent seismic performance of her sister ship, the Oceanic Vega,” said Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGGVeritas. “She has been designed for optimum propulsion and seismic reliability to ensure minimum of operational downtime. Her outstanding qualities will make her a valuable addition to the CGGVeritas seismic fleet.”

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10/03/2011

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