The OBN survey for bp over various assets in the US Gulf of Mexico was announced last December and used the company’s ZXPLR node technology.
Magseis Fairfield said it aims to become carbon neutral by 2040 or earlier.
Over the last year the company has taken a wide range of actions to reduce emissions. For example, switching to low sulphur diesel fuel in 3Q 2020, reducing overall SOx emissions by 87% on the crews which were operational at that time, and by rolling out Yxney Maritime’s Maress software in 1Q 2021 on all vessels.
It has also taken specific actions to reduce waste streams, implement remote access, reuse and recycle, and support the clean ocean initiative.
All these actions and initiatives were fully implemented on the 100th survey. This makes it the first carbon neutral seismic survey ever acquired, the company claimed.
Peter Evans, vice president Subsurface GoM and Canada at bp, said: “OBN seismic data is key for our operations in Gulf of Mexico and continues to provide significant value when imaging our reservoirs, de-risking our drilling programs, and enabling a shift in performance through data driven development strategy.
“The joint commitment by bp and Magseis Fairfield to make this OBN seismic survey the first carbon neutral seismic survey is aligned with bp’s ambition to become net zero by 2050 or sooner.”