LONDON -- Borders & Southern Petroleum (BSP) has completed its 3D seismic acquisition program on production licenses south of the Falkland Islands.
Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) acquired 1,492 sq km (576 sq mi) of full-fold seismic data using the Ocean Explorer. This is the largest 3D survey to be acquired in the Falkland Islands to date, according to BSP.
In addition to acquiring the seismic data, the company had an onboard marine mammal observer to record wildlife activity. This data, together with the oceanographic measurements undertaken, will be incorporated into the company's Environmental Impact Assessment.
The processing contract for the 3D seismic has been awarded to PGS and testing of the data has begun.