ABERDEEN, UK -- OHM is conducting a CSEM survey in the UK sector of the North Sea that represents the first full commercial use of its Well Integration with Seismic and Electromagnetics (WISE) technology.
The survey, on behalf of the Nautical Petroleum-led group including Canamens Energy and Celtic Oil, is to assist in the appraisal of the Kraken Discovery in northern North Sea block 9/2b.
The survey follows-on from a pilot project undertaken by OHM on Kraken earlier this year. CSEM data acquired by OHM on the pilot project was integrated with the client's existing well and seismic data using advanced WISE workflows. Results determined that the resistive body associated with the discovery in well 9/2-1 extended significantly north and south of the well.
The appraisal survey will now map the lateral extent of the discovery and help distinguish between competing geological hypotheses, which in turn will guide further appraisal drilling, according to OHM. The CSEM survey will be conducted by OHM's dedicated vesselOHM Leader in June with initial results expected in July.