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Norwegian geophysical firm Magseis has secured a contract from Hess Denmark for the seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the Danish North Sea.

Magseis will utilise its marine autonomous seismic system (MASS) and the Artemis Athene to carry out the project.

Magseis expects to take approximately 45 to 60 days to complete the work, which will start upon completion of the Oseberg and Gullfaks surveys that are currently underway.

The company’s MASS will improve the efficiency of ocean bottom seismic (OBS) operations.

Magseis’ OBS acquisition system enables it to operate in water depths of 0m to 3,000m and the company’s automated handling system offers efficient OBS operations.

"Magseis’ OBS acquisition system enables it to operate in water depths of 0m to 3,000m and the company’s automated handling system offers efficient OBS operations."

Hess Denmark is a subsidiary of energy firm Hess, which is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

The company operates the Syd Arne field located in the Danish North Sea, which has been producing oil and gas since 1999.

Hess owns a 61.5% stake in the Syd Arne field while Dong Energy and Danoil hold 36.8% and 1.7% interests respectively.

Hess has a portfolio of assets including deepwater exploration, production, development and drilling operations.

The company has several active projects underway using seismic data offshore Equatorial Guinea, including a 4D Ocean Bottom Cable survey of the Elon area of the Okume field.


Image: Magseis will undertake seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the Danish North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Magseis.

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