OLSO, Norway --Wavefield Inseis has completed multi-client seismic data acquisition offshore Barbados. Data from the 6,000 km (3,728 mi) of long-offset 2D covers all the prospective Barbados shelf and will be available to industry in preparation for the first offshore licensing round scheduled to start in June.
The MVAkademik Nemchinov also recorded gravity and magnetic data during the seismic survey. Processing is under way at Geotrace Technology (UK).
The survey grid was designed to delineate the structural relations between the Tobago basin, the Barbados Ridge and Barbados Trough, as well as the northwest part of the Barbados Ridge.
"The data produced from this survey has so far proven to be encouraging and I believe that this will generate increased interest in the Barbados offshore potential," says Andre Brathwaite, chief geologist, Ministry of Energy and Environment of Barbados.