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PGS-TGS wrap up seismic acquisition season off East Canada

14th October 2021

The PGS-TGS joint venture has completed its seismic acquisition season offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, having acquired more than 10,000 square kilometers of 3D GeoStreamer data between May and September.


New seismic acquisitions offshore Canada Newfoundland & Labrador summer 2021. ©PGS

The data from this year’s program expands the footprint of the PGS-TGS joint venture offshore Newfoundland and Labrador to approximately 80,000 sqkm.

The focus of the 2021 acquisition was on the Cape Anguille survey in the Orphan Basin, with strategic additional acquisition on Lewis Hills and Jeanne d’Arc.

Over 9,900 sqkm were acquired for the Cape Anguille 3D project. A fast track volume will be delivered before the end of the year, with the final volume to be delivered in Q1 2022. A lease round is scheduled in this area for November 2022.

Two additional multi-client programs were completed, including the Lewis Hills 3D Phase 2 survey, which provides a contiguous 3D tie from the Northern Orphan Basin to the Jeanne d’Arc Basin. Jeanne d’Arc 3D Phase 2 was also acquired, providing previously unimaged geophysical and geological knowledge of this basin.

Marine seismic acquisition on these project areas was carried out by the Ramform Atlas and Ramform Titan.

“We are very pleased the PGS-TGS joint venture has completed the 11th consecutive acquisition season offshore Canada. Two Ramform Titan-class vessels were active for the full season, with tailored GeoStreamer towing configurations,” said Rune Olav Pedersen, president and CEO at PGS.

“The new datasets expand our 3D MultiClient coverage for this region to 80 000 square kilometers and will help our clients to further de-risk prospects and plays offshore Canada.”

Source: OFFSHORE ENERGY (originally published on 29th September 2021)

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