Magseis Fairfield announces award of deepwater OBN program

Magseis Fairfield has been awarded a deepwater ocean bottom node (OBN) project in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico.

Magseis Fairfield announces award of deepwater OBN program
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Work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020 and will take approximately 60 days. The survey will be carried out in water depths of 2,000 to 2,600 meters.

The award further adds to the backlog for Magseis Fairfield’s existing and experienced ZXPLR® crew, led by the REM Saltire node handling vessel. The new award increases the crew’s backlog into the fourth quarter 2020, following the two deepwater OBN programs announced in December 2019.

Carel Hooijkaas, Magseis Fairfield CEO, says:

“This award demonstrates our leading position in the deepwater OBN market and strengthens our 2020 backlog. The work is for a repeat customer who completed a survey in the US Gulf of Mexico earlier in 2020, and we very much look forward to working for them in Mexico later his year.”

This is the first deepwater OBN survey in Mexico following the 2013 Energy Reform, and Magseis Fairfield is excited to leverage its extensive deepwater OBN experience gained in the US sector of the Gulf.