TGS begins Barents Sea 3D survey

TGS has begun acquisition of a new multi-client 3D survey in the Barents Sea with the M/V Geo Barents.

Offshore staff

ASKER, Norway -- TGS has begun acquisition of a new multi-client 3D survey in the Barents Sea with the M/V Geo Barents. The survey covers a 4,300 sq km (1,660 sq mi) area over the Hoop Fault Complex. Seismic data and electromagnetic data in the TGS library have been the basis for defining the survey coverage. The survey, the largest 3D conducted by TGS on the Norwegian continental shelf, covers open blocks expected to be offered in later tender rounds and acreage awarded in the recent Norwegian 20th Licensing Round.

TGS will deliver preliminary data packages to prefunding customers later this year. Final data products will be available to industry in the first half of 2010.

“Interpretation work that TGS has completed utilizing its existing library, suggests that favorable conditions are present for the occurrence of hydrocarbons in the project area,” says Kjell Trommestad, VP and general director of Europe/Russia for TGS. “Participating oil companies will benefit from the efforts we put into the planning and design of this survey as they work towards the next major licensing rounds in Norway.”

06/29/2009

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