TGS seismic surveys focus on remote offshore regions

Offshore staff

ASKER, Norway – TGS Nopec Geophysical has provided an update on some of its recent offshore seismic surveys.

The company has finished the first phase of a multi-year 2D seismic program in the Flemish Pass-Orphan basin area offshore Newfoundland under a joint venture with PGS. The remainder of the anticipated 20,000-km (12,427-mi) survey is expected to be completed this summer.

Offshore Colombia, the company has started a 10,000-km (6,214-mi) 2D proprietary program for the Agencia de Hidrocarburos.

TGS completed a 3,446-km (2,141-mi) 2D program in partnership with Fugro off northeast Greenland. The company aims to offer more than 7,500 km (4,660 mi) of new 2D data for this basin, which is to be the focus of a new license round in 2013.

In the Russian Arctic, TGS completed a 7,294-km (4,532-mi) 2D seismic survey in the Laptev and East Siberian seas.

During 4Q 2012, TGS and partner Dolphin Geophysical finished acquiring an 11,042-km (6,861-mi) 2D survey offshore Mauritania, representing the second phase of the NWAAM 2D multi-client program.

Offshore Angola, the company completed acquisition of a 12,500-sq km (4,826-sq mi) 3D survey covering deepwater blocks 35, 36, and 37. The aim is to image prospective deepwater presalt blocks thought to be analogous to basins offshore Brazil. TGS also started work on a survey over the eastern portions of blocks 36 and 37.

Off northwest Australia, TGS completed the Honeycombs 2,536-sq km (979-sq mi) 3D survey and the Three Bears 460-sq km (177-sq mi) 3D survey in the Carnarvon basin.


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