Polarcus Breaking Production Records with World’s Largest Seismic Spread


Largest Man-Made Moving Object on Earth


January 2016.

Polarcus is currently acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar. Polarcus Amani is towing an in-sea configuration that measures 1.8km wide across the front ends. With each of the ten streamers separated by 200m, the total area covered by the spread is 17.6 sq.km. This is the largest in-sea configuration ever towed by a single seismic vessel as well as the largest man-made moving object on earth.

With such an achievement, Polarcus is setting new acquisition performance records. The acquisition plan in Myanmar will deliver up to 190 sq.km per day, a production rate that is currently unrivalled in the seismic industry.

Commenting further on this achievement, Polarcus COO, Duncan Eley stated:

"Such industry leading operational efficiency in Myanmar by one of our right-sized 3D seismic vessels exemplifies Polarcus' strategy to deliver fit-for-purpose geophysical solutions to our clients. We work closely with all clients to ensure both their efficiency and data quality objectives are met and exceeded."




The total width of the configuration
measures 1,800m, which is equal
to the wingspan of 22.5 Airbus A380s.


The total area covered by the
configuration measures 17.6 sq. km,
which is equal to 2,700 football fields. 



The seismic configuration is also setting
productivity records with a daily production
of up to 190 sq. km which is equal to the
size of Paris, two times over.