Norwegian survey contractor Shearwater GeoServices has won a 3D seismic survey offshore Vietnam for a mystery major operator.

The two-and-a-half-month shoot, which is scheduled to start this month, will be performed by the vessel SW Vespucci.

Shearwater has established experience in Vietnam and has worked for the same operator multiple times in recent years. Players in Vietnam’s upstream arena include Italian state giant Eni, US supermajor ExxonMobil and Singapore-based independent Jadestone Energy.

“This award contributes to an already strong portfolio of projects in the Asia Pacific region announced in recent weeks as market conditions improve,” said Irene Waage Basili, chief executive of Shearwater GeoServices.

The contractor said the SW Vespucci is one of the seismic industry’s most flexible vessels, operating both in the towed streamer and ocean bottom markets, equipped with Qmarine technology and capable of performing 2D, 3D and 4D surveys.

Acreage divested

Singapore-headquartered KrisEnergy late last month completed the sale of its entire 100% working interest in the Block 115/09 production sharing contract offshore Vietnam for a nominal cash consideration. Again, the identity of the other party was kept under wraps.