Gardline and OceanPact announce joint venture agreement to expand presence in Brazil

by Hans | May 1st, 2013

Gardline Marine Sciences, the world’s largest independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, Brazilian leading oil spill response company in Brazil, today announced the establishment of a joint venture.

The new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S.A, and is a 50/50 joint venture between Gardline Marine Sciences (South America) Ltd and OceanPact Serviços Marítimos Ltda. This strategic alliance will see the two companies sharing their marine expertise and resources in order to pursue marine survey projects in Brazilian waters.

Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S.A will focus on fully integrated survey packages including geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical surveys.  The company will provide a wide range of integrated marine science services including: 2D seismic exploration, 2D/3D high resolution data acquisition and interpretation, shallow gas hazard analysis, seabed mapping, shallow to deep water soil investigation, near shore and coastal surveys, water flow measurement and water quality.

Gardline has been providing clients with a comprehensive set of offshore integrated survey services for over 40 years. By combining this expertise with the significant Brazilian market presence of OceanPact, the joint venture will provide clients with the global experience, knowledge and resources needed for any marine survey.

Both companies have a strong reputation for health and safety, ensuring that projects are delivered safely, without incident or impact on the environment, on time, on budget and to the highest industry standards.

Gardline & OceanPact already have a proven track record of working together to provide services to the Brazilian energy sector. The two companies undertook a pioneering project for Petrobras in 2012 in which for the first time, mini-CPT data and vibrocorer samples were acquired for pipeline route design instead of using traditional Piston Coring which has no efficiency in sand.

The Petrobras project drew on the extensive industry experience of Gardline and OceanPact to successfully meet the needs of the client. The joint venture aims to continue upon this success by providing world-class services to more clients in Brazil.

John Wenlock, Director of Gardline Marine Sciences (South America) Ltd said “As a leading service provider in the Brazilian energy sector, OceanPact is the ideal partner to help spearhead our expansion into the burgeoning Brazilian market”.

Wenlock added “We are very excited about the growth opportunity for Gardline in Brazil, and we are confident that this joint venture with OceanPact will bring important synergy and expand our service offering in the Brazilian market”.

Flavio Andrade, CEO of OceanPact and of Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil, also shared his vision: “OceanPact invests heavily in continuous innovation and improvement. This new joint venture is an important part of the growth strategy of OceanPact Group.”

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