Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has signed a contract with CGG to provide offshore agency support services for a new oil and gas exploration project in the Barreirinhas Basin in the equatorial margin of northern Brazil.
As a specialist geoscience company, CGG is conducting the multi-client seismic project, which will be the oil and gas industry’s first regional broadband survey of the Barreirinhas basin. ISS will provide a range of services for the Barreirinhas project including port agency, crew transfer, visa assistance and cargo services.
CGG is deploying its specialized seismic vessel, the Oceanic Vega, to acquire the 14, 500-km² 3D seismic survey. The data will then be processed and analysed at CGG’s subsurface imaging centre in Rio de Janeiro.
Commenting on the new contract, Anderson Souza, ISS General Manager, Offshore Solutions, in Brazil said: “This new project demonstrates our strength and expertise in providing exceptional offshore agency services on key seismic projects in Brazil.”