Ocean bottom seismic specialist FairfieldNodal informed it will start back-to-back surveys in the North Sea in April this year.
The company will be employing its Z700 seismic data acquisition system, designed specifically for ecologically sensitive environments and shallow waters crowded with infrastructure.
The initial 4D survey will cover approximately 325 square kilometers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), giving operators a dataset for planning future field development.
The second survey, approximately 59 square kilometers on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), will be a repeat of the previous acquisition, the company said.
“Traditionally, the Z700 is the system of choice where 4D seismic is critical to managing complex reservoirs,” said Chuck Davison, president and CEO, FairfieldNodal. “It has allowed companies to improve the economics over the life of their reservoirs.”