Norwegian survey contractor Shearwater GeoServices has won its first seismic contract in Vietnam.

The award, confirmed on Thursday, is for a 900-square-kilometre 3D seismic survey on Block 16-2 in the Cuu Long basin for new client SK Innovation.

Shearwater has deployed its survey vessel SW Duchess for the towed-streamer shoot.

“This will be Shearwater’s first seismic survey in Vietnam and our first project for our new client SK Innovation,” said Irene Waage Basili, Shearwater GeoServices chief executive.

“We are well-established in Southeast Asia and look forward to further expanding our regional operations through this new survey.”