LIMASSOL, Cyprus – SeaBird Exploration has secured about 100 days of backlog for the 2D long-offset seismic acquisition vessel Northern Explorer offshore South Africa.
The various contracts have an estimated value of $8.5 million. The program is expected to start soon.
In the Norwegian Barents Sea, the company is teaming with Searcher Seismic Pty on the multi-client 12,000-km (7,456-mi) Snøspurv 2D high-resolution seismic survey, which will cover the Bjarmeland Platform. Work is expected to start next spring and take four months to complete.
The platform area consists of play types already proven in other parts of the Barents Sea. It will specifically target the prospective Triassic/Jurassic sections to the south and west, and the Carboniferous/Permian and Triassic section in the northern part of the survey area.
No exploration wells have been drilled on the Bjarmeland Platform, which covers an area of almost 35,000 sq km (13,513 sq mi).
The survey results should also provide the necessary link for regional interpretation into the South Eastern Barents frontier region, due to open soon for exploration.
Data will be available for participating companies from 3Q 2013.