PGS starts seismic sweep south of Falklands

Offshore staff

LONDON – The PGS M/V Ramform Sterling has started a 3D seismic survey for Noble Energy offshore the Falkland Islands.

This will be directed at the mid-Cretaceous Diomedia fan complex within Noble’s southern area licenses offshore the Falkland Islands. The survey will cover a minimum area of 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq mi) and is expected to take four months to complete.

A second 3D survey, operated by FOGL and using the PGS M/V Ramform Challenger, is expected to start early next year, and a northern area 3D survey will now be acquired in 4Q 2013.

Tim Bushell, CEO of FOGL, said: “The 3D seismic will be invaluable for identifying future drilling targets, locating good quality reservoir and differentiating oil from gas prospects.”


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