Fugro concludes data acquisition offshore eastern Canada

Fugro has completed the geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson basin seep hunting program offshore eastern Canada.

High-resolution bathymetric map of the Carson basin offshore Newfoundland
High-resolution bathymetric map of the Carson basin offshore Newfoundland

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– Fugro has completed the geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson basin seep hunting program offshore eastern Canada.

The work scope covered an area of 18,875 sq km (7,288 sq mi) in water depths from 300 to 3,300 m (984 to 10,827 ft) in this frontier region offshore Newfoundland.

From its deepwater survey vessel,Fugro Searcher, Fugro acquired multibeam echosounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column) and sub-bottom profiler data which were used to interpret geologic features and optimize target selection for geochemical sampling and heat flow measurements.

The second portion of the program – coring for geochemical sampling, shipboard geochemical screening analyses and heat flow measurements – begins in August, once targets are agreed upon by geoscientists at Fugro and Nalcor Energy, an investor in the program. Shore-based, advanced geochemical analyses, including isotopes and biomarkers on selected samples, will be coordinated by Amplified Geochemical Imaging, Inc., Fugro’s partner on this project.

The data package and final, integrated report will be available in early 2019; these will help exploration and production companies to evaluate lease options for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 licensing round later that year.

08/28/2018

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