EMGS Lands 3D Survey Gig Offshore Greenland

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been awarded a contract worth about US $4 million by the Cairn Energy group through its subsidiary Capricorn and its joint venture partner Nunaoil, to perform a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey in the Disko West area offshore Greenland.

The survey is due to start around 25 August and will be performed using the newly launched, purpose-built 3D EM vessel BOA Galatea. This vessel is currently completing a survey worth about US $1 million for a customer in Norway.

Roar Bekker, EMGS chief executive officer, commented, "The Arctic regions of Greenland are increasingly recognised as a major remaining source of undiscovered hydrocarbons, and Cairn Energy has established a leading acreage position in this promising frontier area. We are confident that our EM data, combined with other geological and geophysical information, will greatly enhance the understanding of the West Greenland basin and its potential for hydrocarbons."