ASKER, Norway – TGS and PGS will conduct two new multi-client 2D surveys offshore eastern Canada this summer, using two vessels equipped with PGS’ GeoStreamer technology.
Starting next month, theM/V Atlantic Explorer will acquire roughly 18,000 km (11,184 mi) of seismic data in the Southeast Grand Banks. Data acquisition will commence in June.
In July, theM/V Sanco Spirit will acquire around 12,000 km (7,456 mi) of seismic in the South Labrador, Northeastern, and Eastern Newfoundland area.
Both projects will provide data covering expected areas of interest to be released byCanada’s Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) as part of a new land tenure system.
PGS will perform pre-processing of the initial GeoStreamer signal, with TGS managing data processing. They will issue final data to clients during 3Q 2016.
“Including these new surveys the total 2D library size in East Coast Canada will reach approximately 115,000 km (71,457 mi) since the TGS and PGS joint venture started acquiring data in 2011,” said Katja Akentieva, senior vice president Western Hemisphere for TGS.