Turkish Seismic Vessel in Eastern Mediterranean Shoot

Photo: Ulstein

The Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha seismic vessel has started Eastern Mediterranean survey in line with the government’s ‘National Energy and Mining Policy’.

According to Turkish Anadolu Agency, the survey has started on April 21, and is planned to last until May 31, 2017.

The Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa is owned by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO).

The vessel, 84.20 m long, is equipped for 2D and 3D data acquisition.

It can deploy up to eight streamers each of 6,000 meters in length, or six streamers each of 8,000 meters in length, with lateral streamer separations of between 25–200 meters.

The vessel was, prior to its sale in February 2013, known as the Polarcus Samur.

Subsea World News Staff

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