Geophysical company Magseis has, together with its partner BGP, been awarded an extension to the ongoing contract with BGP Arabia and Saudi Aramco to acquire additional ocean bottom seismic data block in the Red Sea, Offshore Energy Today reported.

The project has an expected duration of six to 11 months and is projected to begin in April.

The survey features surface and geological conditions with a combination of deep and shallow-water work. The combination of Magseis’ OBS technology, MASS, and BGP’s transition zone expertise ensured the extension to the consortium, Offshore informed, citing Mass’ statement.

Commenting on the extension, Magseis’ CEO, Idar Horstad, said: “We are very pleased to receive this new award that demonstrates our ability to deliver large and complex projects. We view this as a sign of confidence from our end-client Saudi Aramco and a confirmation of the high-quality product that our joint operation delivers.”