TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has commenced acquisition of
a new multi-client 2D survey offshore Ireland. The 1,500 kilometer
survey is located in the Saint George's Channel Basin and is designed
to better resolve the Pegasus and Dragon structural trends in the
area. Acquisition is being conducted in partnership with Fugro-Geoteam
utilizing the M/V Northern Explorer with a streamer length of 8,000
meters. The well prefunded survey is being processed by TGS Imaging
and is scheduled to be available during the first quarter of 2006.