Spectrum has started its 1,800km multi-client 3D seismic survey in the Western Barents Sea off the coast of Norway.

Upon completion, the full survey will cover nearly 20,000km² of prospective and potential land up for bidding in the 24th Norwegian licensing round.  

The company will be using ten 8,000m streamer offsets for recording data to understand basin architecture. It will also gather better images of prospective zones within the Palaeocene-Eocene and Jurassic-Cretaceous, as well as Late Cretaceous marine sands.

"The full survey will cover nearly 20,000km²."

Acquired data will be processed by Spectrum and a broadband fast-track volume. It will be published in the first quarter of 2017, which will enable clients to participate and start their own prospect screenings.

The final version of the PreS Broadband dataset and offset volumes will be made in the second quarter of next year, just before the 24th Norwegian licensing round. The survey is in partnership with BGP.

Spectrum's collection of multi-client data includes projects from many of the foremost oil producing regions of the world. These include new acquisition, reprocessing and interpretation reports.

Image: Spectrum's 3D survey will cover an area of 1,800km² in Norway's offshore region. Photo: courtesy of Spectrum.