New 2D Survey Planned for Dunquin

Providence Resources Plc has agreed to exclusively license more than 1,500 kilometers of 2D long offset seismic data over the Dunquin Prospect offshore Ireland from Fugro Data Surveys AG.

The Dublin-based operator made the announcement on behalf of its partners, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ireland (Offshore) Limited and Sosina Exploration Limited. The survey reportedly will mark the first-ever deployment of long offset 2D seismic technology in the Porcupine Basin off Ireland’s southwest coast. Providence contends the technology should significantly improve subsurface imaging.

“The award of this contract is a major milestone for Providence and its partners,” said Tony O’Reilly, Jr., Providence’s chief executive. “This is the largest prospect-specific 2D seismic survey ever carried out offshore Ireland. Utilizing the very latest technology, the results of this seismic program will allow the partners to better define the future work program on the Dunquin Prospect.”

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