OSLO, Norway – PGS’ seismic vessel Ramform Tethys is about to start a 3D multi-client survey offshore East Shetland on the UK continental shelf.
Acquistion is expected to start this week and the first data is expected in 3Q 2020.
The industry-funded project will cover both frontier and mature areas where new broadband seismic is needed to enable the interpretation of the internal reflectors of the main Brent Group reservoir level. The survey aims to reveal which parts are remnant along the major fault between the East Shetland Platform and East Shetland basin, the company said.
The PGS East Shetland 2020 dataset will enable derisking of the less tested Upper Jurassic Intra-Draupne sandstone analog of the Home and Magnus sandstones. Imaging of the fault delineations is expected to improve understanding of the structural traps and will provide important additional intelligence regarding the petroleum system.
Full integrity depth volumes are expected to be available in 2021.
Gunhild Myhr, vice president New Ventures Europe at PGS, said: “This area was a popular pick in the UK 31st Round and the survey is our first in the northern hemisphere this season. We will be heading to the Barents Sea afterward. PGS always puts safety first. We have implemented a range of COVID-19 screening, social distancing, and hygiene precautions onboard and for on-signing crew, to safeguard the people and the operation.”