Dolphin Geophysical contracted for fast-track 3D seismic survey in Romanian shelf

Polar MarquisDolphin Geophysical was awarded with contract for fast-track 3D seismic survey by Black Sea Oil & Gas in Romanian shelf in Black Sea. The company will employ its 16-streamer vessel Polar Marquis, towing high-resolution multistreamer configuration. The contract will be commences in second half of 2016, lasting 45 days. Financial details were not disclosed. Dolphin Geophysical will make a fast-track 3D seismic survey at XV Midia block, but contract can be extended to other fields from the licence of the offshore operator. Black Sea Oil & Gas has a portfolio of fields with total area of 5000 sq km in ROmanian shelf, including XIII Pelican, XV Midia and EX-25 Luceafarul blocks, as well as Ana, Doina, Luceafarul and Eugenia gas discoveries.

“In this challenging market we’re pleased to see that clients value our highly advanced assets and our ability to adapt to specific needs, together with the high-quality acquisition and processing services delivered by Dolphin Geophysical”, said the CEO of Dolphin Geophysical, Irene Waage Basili.

Dolphin Geophysical is whole-owned subsidiary of GC Rieber Shipping. The company offering global full-range, asset light supplier of marine geophysical services. The company operates a fleet of new generation, high capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis.

The seismic survey ship Polar Marquis (IMO: 9190298) has overall length of 123.00 m, moulded beam of 22.00 m and maximum draft of 7.20 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 5,494 DWT and the gross tonnage is 13,339 GRT. The ship was built in 1998 by Shipyard Palmer Johnson Norway.