PGS wins 3D survey job in Barents Sea

Norwegian seismic player PGS has been awarded a 3D exploration survey by Lundin Energy Norway in the Barents Sea, where sparse node and high-density multisensor GeoStreamer seismic will be acquired simultaneously.

Ramform Hyperion vessel (Courtesy of PGS)

PGS said it will deploy drop-nodes leased from Geospace Technologies and operate Ramform Hyperion as streamer vessel, and Sanco Swift as source vessel with an ultra-wide source configuration.

The survey area covers approximately 3,600 square kilometres, of which a subset will be covered with node seismic, according to PGS.

The project is scheduled to start in late May 2021 with an anticipated duration of 75 days.

Rune Olav Pedersen, President & CEO of PGS, said: “We are very pleased to be awarded this milestone contract by Lundin Energy Norway. The survey set up in combination with node and streamer seismic will provide unique data quality in this complex geological province.

“We have carefully watched the node market for many years and evaluated several entry points. We believe this opportunity will provide us with invaluable experience and insight to the node business and we are confident project execution will be at par with our industry leading streamer seismic operations”.

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