CAMBRIDGE, UK – ARKeX has started a multi-client full-tensor gravity gradiometry, gravity, and magnetic survey in the southeastern Barents Sea offshore Norway.
The survey will cover 31,920 sq km (12,324 sq mi) of acreage scheduled for inclusion in the 23rd Licensing Round. The industry pre-funded survey is open for participation during the acquisition. The final processed data and qualitative interpretation is expected in 4Q 2013.
The high resolution broadband data will be acquired using ARKeX’s FTG technology and will enable mapping the subsurface geology in greater detail. Gravity gradiometry measures variations in the earth’s gravitational field and is a direct measure of the density distribution of the subsurface.
“With only 2D seismic data currently available in the region the addition of complimentary data, especially the FTG data set, will assist companies in improving their 3D understanding of the SE Barents and enable better informed exploration decisions to be made”, commented Phill Houghton, ARKeX’s VP New Ventures.