Utsira OBN survey completed offshore Norway

Axxis Geo Solutions and joint venture partner TGS have completed the 1,600-sq km (618-sq mi) Utsira multi-client ocean bottom node survey in the Norwegian North Sea.

Location of the Utsira ocean bottom node survey in the Norwegian North Sea.
Location of the Utsira ocean bottom node survey in the Norwegian North Sea.
(Courtesy TGS and AGS)

Offshore staff

LYSAKER, Norway – Axxis Geo Solutions (AGS) and joint venture partner TGS have completed the 1,600-sq km (618-sq mi) Utsira multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Norwegian North Sea.

The program has set several production records, according to AGS. For instance, seven vessels were deployed including two vessels fitted with AGS proprietary node handling system, 140,000 node deployments, and 3.8 million sources without any lost time incidents.

Lee Parker, CEO of AGS, said: “The operational efficiency in the Utsira program demonstrates the attractiveness of OBN seismic for larger surveys to secure the highest data quality…

 “We see a growing interest in ocean bottom seismic acquisition services, and we experience increased demand from oil and gas companies across the board…”

 Fredrik Amundsen, EVP Europe & Russia at TGS, added: “TGS remains confident that OBN will unlock further potential in Norway and will play an important part in exploration onwards.” 

The AGS fleet is mobilizing for work outside the North Sea region.

10/23/2019

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