iSURVEY completes landmark North Sea project

Source: press release, 7 December 2020

iSURVEY operations on the OSV Cecilia
iSURVEY operations on the OSV Cecilia (photo: iSURVEY)

The UK entity of iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has announced completion of its largest project to date.

The seven-figure project not only breaks the Aberdeen-based team’s single contract value record but has also seen a 10-strong group of offshore survey experts complete an incredible 6,300 kilometres of survey since mobilisation in late July.

The contract – which consisted of two workscopes – was awarded by Norwegian ocean bottom seismic experts, Magseis Fairfield ASA. The two circa 500 square km surveys have contributed to Magseis Fairfield’s ocean bottom node (OBN) exploration project within the Cornerstone area, which has been described as one of the most challenging locations in the North Sea.

iSURVEY Managing Director, Andrew McMurtie comments, “November marks the end of a long and successful seabed survey programme for the iSURVEY team. Mobilising on the Northern Survey OSV Cecilia just a week after contract award, I am hugely impressed with the results we have achieved and proud that our client has been so pleased with our performance.”

“Equipped with multi-beam echosounder (MBES), side-scan sonar (SSS) and magnetometers, our spread of equipment and personnel dealt with the full gamut of North Sea weather, whilst safely achieving all workscope objectives and completing this milestone project on schedule,” McMurtie continues.

A spokesperson for Magseis Fairfield adds, “iSURVEY understood our unique survey requirements and produced a high-quality product.”