HOUSTON – TGS plans to expand its multi-client 2D seismic surveys offshore eastern Canada this season. The company and partner PGS will use two vessels to acquire more than 30,000 km (18,641 mi) of seismic data.
M/V Sanco Spirit, using PGS’ GeoStreamer technology, will start to acquire seismic and gravity data in June over the Labrador Sea and Northeast Newfoundland-Flemish Pass areas.
The data should be relevant to areas of interest (AOIs) that Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announces following last December’s new land tenure system.
TGS already has 47,600 km (29,577 mi) of 2D data acquired during 2011-2013. Following processing of the new data, results are expected to be available to clients in summer 2015.
M/V Atlantic Explorer, also deploying GeoStreamer technology, will acquire seismic and gravity data in the Tail of the Bank area of Southeast Grand Banks, starting in July.
The initial 15,000 km (9,320 mi) of data will infill the existing TGS NF 101 Tail of the Bank 2D survey acquired in 2000, where C-NLOPB will likely announce future AOIs. Again, processed data should be available in 3Q 2015.
“We believe offshore eastern Canada is one of the world’s newest energy frontiers and the region holds significant untapped potential,” said Rod Starr, TGS’ senior vice president Western Hemisphere.