EMGS starts 3D survey over Norwegian fields

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has won industry funding for a project to further the use of 3D electromagnetic data in exploration and production.

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway -- Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has won industry funding for a project to further the use of 3D electromagnetic data in exploration and production. The EDDA project involves acquiring 3D EM data over various fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Data acquisition has started over the Linerle and Valkyrie fields using EMGS' mobile acquisition set deployed from the Siem Mollie. On completion, this vessel will head north to acquire data over the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. This survey should be completed by the end of September.

CEO Roar Bekker said: "EMGS has, over the last three years, developed new-generation 3D EM technology. This has triggered customer demand for high-quality, open 3D EM datasets that can be used to calibrate and integrate other geophysical data from well-documented fields.

"Data from this campaign will enable participating customers to develop the use of 3D EM data in various scenarios, from early exploration to improved oil recovery.”

09/07/2010

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