Brazil’s marine seismic sector is starting to bounce back after a decade of frustration and, though much time was lost, few countries can match the range and potential of what is on offer here.

As Polarcus regional vice president Richard Price puts it, Brazil "adds up to one of the biggest E&P opportunities on earth”.

“There are still under-explored basins in Brazil, where you see the big boats, streamers and processing capacity expected on massive exploratory surveys, but more of the pre-salt areas are going through appraisal into development and production now, so there is more demand for smaller, higher-resolution 3D surveys, plus a growing interest in 4D surveys," Price says.