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ISS acquires new contracts for East African seismic survey

12th February 2014

Inchcape Shipping Services has been chosen by Norway's Petroleum Geo-Services to support their operations in Sub-Saharan Africa

ISS will provide PGS’s vessels with a range of services

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, has been chosen by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to support their oil and gas operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The five month contract details that ISS will support a seismic survey project to map oil and gas deposits off the East African coast. Handled from the company’s Durban office, ISS will provide PGS’s vessels with a range of services including; standard port agency, vessel husbandry, bunker calls, and freight forwarding services.

Additionally, ISS will be responsible for tasks such as crew changes, arranging visa and work permit formalities along with airport transfers to and from the vessels.

Kevin Chaney, general manager of ISS South Africa, said, “ISS has a growing reputation as a reliable and trusted service partner of the Offshore industry, and is strategically developing its capability on the global stage. We are honoured to be associated with this PGS project and to be providing their support services for this important exploration contract.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is a maritime services provider, which offers a wide range of outsourcing services. These consist of global crew and marine spares logistics, port agency management and commercial representation as well as sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its affiliate ShipNet.

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) is a Norway-based company that supplies a wide range of products, which include seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data. The company uses a fleet of 14 vessels to help oil companies find oil and gas reserves offshore. 

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