TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services' (PGS) joint venture (JV) is set to conduct two new multi-client 3D seismic projects in the eastern offshore region of Canada.
Previously, the JV announced plans for a 2D seismic campaign and the Cape Broyle 3D project for this year.
The JV opted to intensify the 3D seismic acquisition in Newfoundland Labrador with these additional projects due to high customer interest in this region.
TGS CEO Kristian Johansen said: “Newfoundland Labrador continues to attract high interest from E&P companies.
“We have built significant geological and operational experience in this region over many years, which combined with the leading multi-client data library, positions us well to support E&P companies in their drilling and exploration activities.”
The first 3D seismic project includes East Flemish Pass 3D Phase II area, which represents a 1,950km² extension of a 3D survey that was acquired by the JV last year in eastern Newfoundland region.
The survey will now be extended towards the east into block EL1150.
The second project, Harbour Deep 3D, will include a minimum of 2,700km² of 3D GeoStreamer data in the eastern Newfoundland region, which is scheduled to be included in the November 2018 licensing round.
After completion, the jointly owned library will have more than 175,000km of 2D GeoStreamer data and 19,400km² of 3D GeoStreamer data.
The region is also supported by an expansive well log library and advanced multi-client interpretation products, which will help improve play, trend and prospect delineation.
PGS president and CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen said: “Our growing MultiClient data library benefits the oil companies exploring this high potential area, and makes us well-positioned for upcoming licence rounds.
"This will be our most active season in the Newfoundland Labrador region to date, reflecting high customer interest."
Image: PGS vessel Ramform Atlas. Photo: courtesy of PGS.