PGS – TGS partnership will allocate a second vessel, the Ramform Sterling, to the 2018 East Canada acquisition program.
Earlier this month, TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announced a 3D multi-client project covering approximately 8,000 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass and Orphan Basins.
For this new survey, Ramfor Sterling will acquire a minimum 2,700 km² of 3D seismic, including additional data within the 2017 Harbour Deep and Cape Broyle 3D survey outlines.
Acquisition is expected to complete in Q3 2018.
Following this eighth consecutive season of data acquisition offshore East Canada, the jointly-owned library will have more than 175,000 km of 2D GeoStreamer data and approximately 40,000 km² of 3D GeoStreamer data.
Pre-processing of the initial GeoStreamer signal will be performed by PGS onboard the Ramform Sterling, following which TGS will perform data processing using its Clari-Fi broadband technology.
Fast-track data should be available in Q1 2019 with final data in Q2 2019.