TGS has expanded its Atlantic Margin multi-client programme in the Norwegian Sea.
This new AM18 3D Extension will consist of 5,135km² of 3D seismic data and encompasses several play models with stratigraphic and structural traps in Paleocene and Cretaceous turbidite / fan deposits.
The acquisition of the data will begin in early July. TGS is using a Shearwater seismic vessel for this survey.
Furthermore, TGS will continue acquiring data of the remaining 7,500km² from the previously committed area. This acquisition will begin from the end of May and will be carried out with Polarcus’ Adira seismic vessel. After completion of this survey, the TGS data library will feature more than 45,500km² of modern 3D data in the region.
TGS CEO Kristian Johansen said: “A significant milestone for TGS in 2017, was the commencement of an extensive 3D survey in the central-southern Norwegian Sea called AM17.
“The project is the single largest 3D survey carried out by any company in Northern Europe and covers mainly open blocks in a relatively under-explored area with limited drilling to date.”
The AM18 Extension comes mostly within the annual APA licensing round area, which is feasible for short-term development.
Additional offshore licensing and development interest in the area surrounding the Ormen Lange gas field is expected throughout the year.
This project is supported by industry funding.
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