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BGP Pioneer

BGP Pioneer

The M/V BGP PIONEER was converted to a high-capacity seismic vessel in 2007. She is ideally suited for the acquisition of large 3D projects. The vessel is capable of towing 6×6000m streamers and dual sources, and to date has acquired some 3D projects in Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, China, etc. HSE conform to all SOLAS, IAGC and OGP requirements. All systems designed and integrated for safe working conditions. The seismic instrumentation consists of Sercel SEAL recording systems and Sercel Sentinel solid streamers.


Port of Registry: Panama
Flag: Panama
Class: Lloyds Registry
Year of Built: 2007
Length: 83.7 m
Breadth: 19.5 m
Draft (min / max) : 5.75 m / 7.40m
Gross Tonnage: 5739
Speed: 13 knots
Fuel Capacity: 1686 m3
Main Engine: 1 x Wichmann 12V28B
1 x 3960 kw / 620 r / min
Bow Thruster: Brunvoll 500 hp
Auxiliary Power: 2 x Caterpillar 3516B,
1 x Caterpillar 3412AT
Electrical Power: 2 x 1800 kw
Accommodation: 57 persons
Life Boat: NIL
Life Rafts: 6x Viking 25 person
Work Boat: 1*25 ft Norpower
FRC: 1* Norsafe MAKO655

For more specifications, see Vessel Specifications (pdf)