GC Rieber Shipping ASA’s 20% owned geoservices company, Shearwater GeoServices, has been awarded a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakligi (TPAO) on March 19.

The survey contract covers an area of 2,200 sq km (849 sq miles) and includes fast track processing, followed by full time and depth processing. Work will commence in second-quarter 2019 and will be conducted by the Polar Empress.

“We are very pleased to see the Polar Empress contracted by TPAO for this 14-streamer survey, following on from efficient operations elsewhere completing ahead of schedule. Achieving operational efficiency within each project and maximizing utilization over a program of projects is key to our results,” Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater GeoServices, said.