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WGP contracted to aid Russian studies on the Arctic Shelf

Oilfield Technology,

WGP’s track record of operating in challenging locations across the globe has led to the company returning to the high Arctic by entering into a recently announced turnkey contract, with State Servmorgeo Company (SMG).

SMG has been licensed to study the Mendeleyev Ridge during the summer of 2012. WGP is to provide seismic data acquisition services aimed at collecting additional material to support the Russian proposal to the UN Commission on the Law of the Sea in order to determine the limits of the continental shelf.

The project will utilise a Portable Modular Source System (PMSSTM), which was previously used by ION’s GeoVentures group in a preliminary arctic survey on behalf of the Russian Government undertaken during 2011.

The company’s CEO, Mark Burnett said, “This project demonstrates WGP’s continuing strategic aim to develop and deliver niche solutions that can be … deployed in environmentally and geopolitically challenging parts of the world.”

As well as operations, technical crew and equipment, WGP’s involvement in the project also includes the conversion and installation of the suite of geophysical equipment including the PMSSTM. Mobilisation onboard the icebreaker vessel Dikson is scheduled to begin 1 June 2012. The project is expected to run for five months.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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