TGS, a geophysical company that provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas exploration and production companies worldwide, has started the acquisition of a new 3D multi-client survey in the West of Shetland region.
The survey will cover 2,500km(2) and will tie into TGS’ existing 3D library in the region, bringing the total volume of recent TGS 3D in the area to more than 17,500 km(2).
“TGS is pleased to announce the industry’s first 3D data over the Brendan Basin in UKCS Quad 219,” commented Stein Ove Isaksen, Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere for TGS. “This confirms our strong presence in the West of Shetland region.”
The broadband seismic data will be acquired by the M/V Polarcus Naila towing 12 streamers at 6,000 m cable length. Data processing will be performed by TGS using its proven proprietary broadband technology, Clari-Fi(TM). Initial data will be available to clients in Q4 2014.
The survey is supported by industry funding.