STAVANGER, Norway --Western Geco has launched the first of three new Q-Marine vessels. Statoil has contracted the Western Spirit for a high-spec 4D survey in the Norwegian North Sea.
The vessel will be equipped with Western Geco's new automated source and streamer steering technology DSC Dynamic Spread Control. The company claims theWestern Spirit will also offer superior repeatability for time-lapse studies for reservoir monitoring, and increased accuracy for Q-enabled over/under and rich/wide azimuth surveys for characterizing complex sub-surface environments.
The other two vessels are due to join the company's fleet within the next two years.