The Ramform Sovereign will start acquiring the survey in June using GeoStreamer technology and should finish the campaign in August.
This is the second phase of a multi-year contract awarded initially by Petronas in August 2020 to acquire and process up to 105,000 sq km of MC 3D data over a five-year period in the basin.
Work on the initial 8,400-sq-km 3D survey over the Sarawak North Luconia Province started in 2021.
The results “will provide high-quality regional scale seismic data that will improve understanding of the petroleum systems and allow for prospect level AVO analysis and leads mapping beyond the established offshore Sarawak producing assets,” said PGS’ President and CEO Rune Olav Pedersen.
TGS CEO Kristian Johansen added, "Sarawak is an area that has recently experienced multiple oil and gas discoveries, and we expect this to be a very important basin for future exploration…
“As the custodian of Malaysia’s petroleum resources, Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM), Petronas is actively enhancing seismic datasets in the country that will introduce new plays to be explored to our clients, especially in imaging the pre-MMU play in the deepwater area of the Sarawak Basin.
Final results from this year’s campaign should be available in second-quarter 2024.