Searcher, MAGE start on Barents 2D survey

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, Australia – A non-exclusive 2D seismic survey in the Bjornoya Basin North area of the Barents Sea is underway, reports Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd. Searcher and project partner MAGE are using the Professor Jurentsov vessel for acquisition.

The BBN11 survey is a high-resolution 2D seismic survey of 3,121 km (1,939 sq mi) that targets shallow sedimentary section along the Bjornoyrenna fault zone. The survey aims to provide a dense infill to the existing seismic data to improve data coverage to a 1 x 1 km grid, says Searcher. The survey will be integrated with Searcher’s ongoing regional Havspurv 2D Seismic Survey utilizing similar high resolution acquisition parameters.

The BBN11 Survey is about 30 km (19 mi) north of the recent Skrugard oil discovery.

The data is scheduled to be completed in processing during 4Q 2011.

Click to Enlarge          Click to Enlarge

Map indicates the location of Searcher Seismic's 2D seismic survey acquisition in the Barents Sea.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...