Spectrum has started the acquisition of a new seismic survey to facilitate evaluation of key areas available in the ongoing Norwegian 24th licensing round.
The new Norsel High 3D acquisition comprises a minimum of 1,600 sqkm, covering 4 blocks that are included in the round.
Data is being acquired by survey partner Sovcomflot (SCF), using its high capacity vessel ‘Ivan Gubkin’ with a triple source configuration and a Q-marine acquisition system.
The program further includes 3D broadband reprocessing of 2,000 sqkm of neighboring 3D Spectrum data that cover an additional 6 blocks included in the 24th licensing round.
A high quality fast-track 3D volume will be created for delivery before the end of August 2017 allowing sufficient time for evaluation of the area prior to the application deadline of the round on November 30th, the company explained.
Further interim pre-stack time migrated data will be made available in time for application revision prior to November. Pre-stack depth migration will be optional following round block award.