OSLO -- The Ramford Viking is acquiring a new high-density, multi-client 3D survey in Quad 211 in the East Shetland basin (ESB) of the UK northern North Sea. The ESB09 3D survey is a joint investment between PGS and TGS for the North Sea summer season.
The Ramform Viking began mobilization in late April with 16 streamers at 50 m (164 ft) separation. The survey is being acquired and operated by PGS. TGS and PGS will cooperate in marketing the data.
Quad 211 is home to the Brent, Ninian, Hutton, and Cormorant fields.
"Previous knowledge of Quad 211 is piecemeal and includes a number of older surveys," says Per Arild Reksnes, president marine EAME. "This single, contiguous high-density dataset will offer a clearer image of the entire play."