CHINA Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has been awarded a 2D seismic study contract from Shell for operations in New Zealand.

Six streamer seismic vessel HYSY718 will collect the seismic data for Shell in what will be the forst international operation conducted by Shell and COSL’s geophysical segment.

This will “proactively facilitate enhancement of the competitiveness and awareness of the company’s geophysical business in the international market,” COSL said.

COSL said it was awarded the tender due to its rich operation experiences, thorough operation planning and highly coherent team.

HYSY718 arrived at Port New Plymouth in December and has since commenced operations.