BERGEN, Norway – Dolphin Geophysical and TGS currently are acquiring 4,100 sq km (1,583 sq mi) of multi-client 3D broadband seismic in the Barents Sea. The Polar Duchess vessel is using 12 streamers and is working toward a planned completion date in June 2015.
The Ringvassøy survey will cover open acreage of the Norwegian APA 2015 as well as recently awarded APA 2014.
Dolphin says the survey targets the Ringvassøy-Loppa fault complex region west of the Hammerfest basin and east of the Tromso basin. The survey aims to provide regional broadband coverage including the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and shallower Cenezoic.
The survey is designed to adjoin Dolphin Geophysical’s 2014 Gohta 3D survey to provide a seamless broadband tie across the Barents Sea from the southwesternmost open APA acreage, northwards over 23rd round acreage of both the Loppa High and Maud basin and onward to the Wisting discovery.