Bahamas Petroleum will carry out a 3D seismic survey in its southern licence area for French-based CGGVeritas.

Under the Letter of Award, the firm’s survey will cover a minimum of 1,500km² of the licence area.

Bahamas Petroleum will engage its Veritas Viking ship for the survey.

The ship will use ten seismic streamers employing CGGVeritas’ new BroadSeis technology for the first time in the Americas.

The contract will be finalised this month and operations will begin in May.