TGS Starts Multi-Client 3D Survey in Barents Sea

TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey covering 927 square miles (2,400 square kilometers) in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

The survey, Finnmark Platform 2012 (FP12), covers five blocks in the Southwestern Barents Sea of which four are located in quad 7017 and one is in quad 7018. All blocks are proposed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to be included in the 22nd Licensing Round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Fast track data will be available in time to perform interpretation for the 22nd Licensing Round.

The M/V Polar Duchess towing 10 x 6,000 m streamer with 75 m separation is acquiring the survey. Data processing will be performed by TGS and available to clients 3Q 2012.

The survey is supported by industry funding.