Norwegian seismic contractor TGS has announced plans to carry out 2D surveys offshore Eastern Canada, under which it will gather approximately 30,000km of seismic data off Newfoundland and Labrador.
The company has partnered with PGS for the new multi-client 2D surveys off Eastern Canada, which use two vessels during the acquisition season.
According to the company, the M / V Atlantic Explorer using the GeoStreamer technology from PGS will gather about 18,000km of seismic data in the Southeast Grand Banks.
Data gathering is expected to begin during June 2015.
“TGS’ continued investment in this region reflects our support of Newfoundland-Labrador’s provincial energy strategy.”
The same technology is also used by the M / V Sanco Spirit, which will gather around 12,000km of seismic of seismic data in the South Labrador, Northeastern and Eastern Newfoundland area, with data acquisition expected to take place during July 2015.
TGS said that the two projects will provide data covering expected areas of interest (AOIs) to be released by Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) in Canada.
The information will be released as part of the new land tenure system.
PGS will carry out the pre-processing of the initial GeoStreamer signal, following which TGS will perform data processing.
Final data will be available to clients in the third quarter of 2016.
TGS Western Hemisphere senior vice-president Katja Akentieva said: “TGS’ continued investment in this region reflects our support of Newfoundland-Labrador’s provincial energy strategy, including more detailed coverage in the expected future AOIs.
“Including these new surveys the total 2D library size in East Coast Canada will reach approximately 115,000 kilometers since the TGS and PGS joint venture started acquiring data in 2011.”