Ramform Sterling completes seismic survey over offshore Falkland fan structure

Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. (FOGL) has updated the status of its 3D seismic operations over licenses south and east of the Falkland Islands.

Offshore staff

LONDON– Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. (FOGL) has updated the status of its 3D seismic operations over licenses south and east of the Falkland Islands.

PGS’M/V Ramform Sterling has completed a 3D seismic survey over the mid-Cretaceous Diomedea fan complex within the southern area permits, acquiring 5,235 sq km (2,021 sq mi) of full-fold seismic data. More 3D data was acquired than planned because of the favorable conditions. The Diomedea fan system covers a large area and the partners wanted as much data as possible over prospective areas.

PGS will process the results and a fasttrack product will be available for interpretation in about four months, and will be used to start prospect mapping and well planning. Initial test lines from the survey suggest high-quality data and imaging of the Cretaceous target interval.

Noble Energy operated the survey on behalf of partners FOGL and Edison International.

Ramform Sterling has begun a second 3D seismic survey, which will cover a minimum of 1,000 sq km (386 sq mi) over prospects and leads in FOGL’s southern license area, west/northwest of Borders and Southern’s Darwin gas/condensate discovery.

Tenders have been received for a third 3D seismic survey in the northern license area in 4Q 2013.

4/16/2013

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