New vessel joins WesternGeco fleet

WesternGeco has added the Western Regent to its seismic vessel fleet.

WesternGeco has added theWestern Regent to its seismic vessel fleet.

TheWestern Regent will be the fifth vessel in the WesternGeco deepwater fleet to be equipped with Q-Technology, joining the Western Neptune, Geco Topaz, Western Pride, and Geco Searcher. The vessel is scheduled for deployment in the first half of 2005.

All four Q-Marine vessels are working on exclusive contracts. Recent Q-Marine contracts include a three-year commitment for theWestern Neptune offshore Mexico, an agreement to acquire and process Q-Marine seismic data over the Marlim complex offshore Brazil, and two Q surveys offshore India.

Q-Marine is the WesternGeco proprietary suite of advanced seismic technologies for enhanced reservoir location, description, and management. Q-Marine uses calibrated sensors, calibrated sources, calibrated positions, and steerable streamers to deliver exceptional image quality and repeatability.


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