New Barents seismic data survey to start soon

Offshore staff

DUBAI, U.A.E. – Polarcus Ltd. plans to begin soon a 3D multi-client seismic acquisition project over the Bjarmeland Platform in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. Industry pre-funding is supporting the survey, which could cover an area of 1,100 sq km (425 sq mi) by the time it is completed.

The Polarcus Samur vessel is expected to take up to 60 days on the project, depending on the final coverage extent.

GX Technology will do the data processing, and a preliminary set is expected within a month of acquisition. The migrated data is expected to be available by February 2012.

The program was designed in conjunction with GeoPartners and MoVa, and is in the southeastern part of the Platform. Two wells drilled in blocks 7214 and 7125 on the Nyslepp fault in the 1980s resulted in oil and gas being found in sandstone of the Late Triassic/Early Jurassic Kapp Toncana Group.


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