PGS to carry out three surveys offshore eastern Canada this year

19 May 2020 (Last Updated May 19th, 2020 15:03)

Norwegian survey services firm Petroleum Geo-Services is set to carry out the Blomidon, South Bank, and Torngat Extension GeoStreamer surveys this summer.

PGS to carry out three surveys offshore eastern Canada this year
New acquisition in 2020 expands the already comprehensive PGS GeoStreamer 2D and 3D data library for Newfoundland and Labrador. Credit: PGS.

Norwegian survey services firm Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) is has announced three more surveys for two of its vessels this summer.

The Blomidon, South Bank, and Torngat Extension GeoStreamer surveys together cover approximately 10,000km2 offshore Labrador and Newfoundland, eastern Canada. They are supported by industry funding, said PGS.

Survey ships Ramform Atlas and Ramform Titan will acquire the surveys between early next month and early September this year.

The company said it will deliver fast-track results this year, and final imaging and interpretation products early next year for all the surveys.

The Blomidon 3D survey will cover about 4,000km2 of GeoStreamer 3D data over open acreage. This area will be included in the northeastern Newfoundland Call for Bids, slated for closing in November 2022.

According to PGS, the South Bank 3D survey will cover about 3,000km2 with GeoStreamer 3D data over open acreage included in the southeastern Newfoundland Call for Bids, which closes in November next year.

Meanwhile, Torngat Extension 3D builds an additional ~3,000km2 on the company’s existing coverage from last year’s acquisition. This will create 6,600km2 over open acreage that is part of the South Labrador Call for Bids, also closing in November next year.

PGS Canada new ventures manager Neil Paddy said: “Canada remains a good investment for explorers and we experience significant interest for our multi-client GeoStreamer data in the Newfoundland and Labrador area as GeoStreamer data continues to enhance understanding and unlock new potential.”

In December 2019, PGS signed an agreement with Perupetro to create a new MegaSurvey in Peru.

Last June, PGS and TGS secured the Jeanne d’Arc High Density 3D (HD3D) multi-client project offshore Newfoundland, East Canada.