Reference is made to the notice published 01 September 2009 on the Norwegian OTC trading support system regarding the signature of a conditional Letter of Intent with TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) for the charter of the 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia for approximately 3 months commencing in December 2009.
Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) announced today that further to the referenced notification, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) has advised the Company that the first phase of this planned program, comprising 2,000 square kilometres of long offset 3D, is now confirmed.
The Right of First Refusal for TGS to extend the charter thereafter in two 6 month increments under pre-agreed commercial terms remains in full force and effect.
TGS has further requested that the charter of Polarcus Nadia should commence as soon as the vessel is ready for operations in December 2009, subject to execution of a Seismic Charter Agreement.
NOTC notice regarding conditional LOI dated 01 September 2009
Rolf Rønningen, CEO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 459 6982Tom Henrik Sundby, CFO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 708 6480
Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from pole to pole. Polarcus is launching an ultra-modern fleet of initially 4 advanced seismic vessels designed by Norway's Ulstein Design AS incorporating the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull, with the first vessels becoming operational in 2009. www.polarcus.com