Seismic Survey Support

Swire Survey Services Division (SSD) was established in 2007, integrating specialist seismic technical expertise into Swire Pacific Offshore’s (SPO) fleet of over 80 vessels and global network of offshore services.  SSD benefits from both SPO’s 38 years of offshore marine experience and its extensive local presence with dedicated offices in over 20 countries across five continents worldwide.
SSD operates as a one-stop solution supporting the offshore seismic industry with a proven track record for providing a range of services, from servicing 2D and 3D acquisition surveys and source prospects to operating support and DP cable laying vessels.  The division has developed a niche specialisation in shallow water seismic operations using its acquisition vessels Pacific Finder and Pacific Falcon and has successfully gathered data at depths of just over seven metres.
The division has also developed a reputation as a dependable support vessel operator, working closely with clients to customise existing vessels with bespoke back deck arrangements.  In addition, SSD has developed its own advanced and versatile newbuild support vessel designs with optimised fuel economy and the endurance to operate in remote environments.
The fleet is complemented by an accomplished and well-trained pool of officers, engineers and compressor mechanics experienced in seismic operations, ensuring the highest HSE and operating standards, at sea and ashore, at all times.
SSD also offers clients rental or purchase solutions for high quality specialist seismic equipment, including containerised compressors for source packages, containerised HPU packages and streamer and cable winches.
Swire Survey Services offers the following core services:
  • Operation of 2D and 3D seismic and source vessels
  • Operation of seismic support vessels
  • Operation of ocean-bottom cable (OBC) laying vessels
  • Operation of ocean-bottom node (OBN) laying vessels and ROVs through sister company Swire Seabed A/S
  • New building and conversion of vessels for seismic
  • Ship management
  • Rental and sale of seismic equipment