TGS boosts Greenland database

TGS Nopec expects to complete a 2D survey in Baffin Bay offshore West Greenland by year-end.

Offshore staff

ASKER, Norway -- TGS Nopec expects to complete a 2D survey in Baffin Bay offshore West Greenland by year-end. The Bergen Surveyor started its acquisition program this summer.

The company is aiming to make available 28,000 km (17,398 mi) of modern 2D data for the West Greenland Baffin Bay licensing round, which is due to close next May. Nearby, it has also acquired a further 47,000 km (29,204 mi) of aeromagnetic/aerogravity data in the Ungave Labrador Sea area.

Elsewhere in the Arctic region, TGS has concluded a 3,558-sq km (1,374-sq mi) 3D multi-client survey over the Hoop Fault Complex in the northern Barents Sea, over acreage awarded under Norway’s 20th licensing round.

Farther south in the Norwegian sector, the company has finished acquiring a 640-sq km (247-sq mi) 3D multi-client program in the Northern Viking Graben area in partnership with PGS.

In UK waters, it has completed a second 3D survey with the same partner, acquired by the Ramform Viking, covering 2,000 sq km (772 sq mi) over the East Shetland basin.

Recently, TGS started reprocessing 10,000 km (6,214 mi) of vintage data in the West of Shetland region, designed to image structures lying beneath basalt layers. The results will be available ahead of the UK’s 26th licensing round, due to be announced early next year.

10/29/2009

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