October 29, 2007

MDA signs five-year monitoring contract with PEMEX

RICHMOND, BC-MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has entered into a five-year multi-million dollar contract with Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) for the continued monitoring of natural oil seeps and oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico using RADARSAT satellite data. PEMEX has been using RADARSAT data provided by MDA since 2001. Through its work with MDA the company has established a maritime monitoring program in the Gulf of Mexico to improve its oil spill prevention and response capability, as well as to develop a deeper understanding of the behaviour of natural oil seeps in support of its exploration activities.

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