Friday, July 5, 2013

Western Pride - more seismic

Another seismic ship arrived today. Western Pride flies the Panama flag, and is part of the large Western Geco fleet of seismic ships. Built in 1991 by Ulsteinwerft, it betrays its Norwegian roots with the blacked paint around the bridge windows. Applied to cut down glare, it seems most prevalent in Norwegian ships.

Western Geco is owned by Schlumberger, one of the largest oil field companies, and was formed in 200 when Western Geophysical merged with Geco-Prakla. Schlumberger, owners of Geco-Prakla, bought out Baker Hughes' 30% share in 2006.

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