ASKER, Norway – TGS (OSLO:TGS) has started acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 sq km (3,012 sq mi) of acreage in the Harper basin offshore Liberia.
TGS is chartering the 12 streamer Polarcus Asima for this survey for approximately six months. Data processing will be performed by TGS and will be available to clients in 4Q 2013, prior to the Liberia 2013 Bid Round.
The survey is supported by industry funding.
The bid round likely will include 13 ultra-deepwater tracts. The National Oil Co. of Liberia (NOCAL) reports that offshore there currently are 17 blocks, 12 of them either under contract or in contract review.
“This survey provides excellent data coverage for the source prone, syn-rift and early post-rift sequences, in this highly prospective area offshore Liberia,” said Stein Ove Isaksen, SVP Eastern Hemisphere for TGS. “TGS has been active in acquiring data over the West Africa Transform margin for the past decade and this survey demonstrates TGS' ongoing commitment to grow the seismic data library in Africa.”