Norwegian firm Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and local geoscience data company TGS have expanded their 2018 East Canada acquisition programme with the allocation of a second vessel, the Ramform Sterling.
The vessel is set to acquire 3D seismic for at least 2,700km. The acquisition will include additional data in the 2017 Harbour Deep and Cape Broyle 3D survey outlines.
Marking the eighth consecutive data acquisition season at offshore East Canada, the latest acquisition is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.
After completion, the library jointly owned by the companies is estimated to consist of around 175,000km 2D and up to 40,000km² of 3D GeoStreamer data.
In addition to the data library, a well log library and advanced multi-client interpretation products intended to enhance trend, play and prospect delineation are also available in the region.
PGS will initially pre-process the preliminary GeoStreamer signal on Ramform Sterling, after which TGS will use its Clari-Fi broadband technology to carry out data processing.
While fast-track data is anticipated to be available in the first quarter of next year, final data is scheduled for the second quarter.
PGS and TGS originally initiated the 3D MultiClient project offshore East Canada at the beginning of this month.
At the time, the Ramform Hyperion vessel was allocated to support the planned Tablelands 3D GeoStreamer survey of around 8,000km² at active Newfoundland area in the Flemish Pass and Orphan Basins.
PGS president and CEO Rune Olav Pedersen said that the area has quality reservoirs, transparent fiscal terms and a predictable system for land tenure.