TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. is to start two multiclient 3D seismic surveys in the Barents Sea offshore Norway.
The Finnmark Platform 2013 survey covers 3,500 sq km and the Hoop to Fingerdjupet survey covers 8,600 sq km. Both are in areas of complex geology and are designed to address specific customer imaging requirements. The HF13 survey will also tie-in TGS’s Hoop 3D area in the east.
TGS will process data from both surveys using its patented broadband processing technology. Initial data will be available to clients in the third quarter of 2013.
The FP 13 survey is to begin in March 2013 and will be acquired by the M/V Geo Barents towing eight streamers. The HF13 survey is scheduled to commence in early second quarter 2013 and will be acquired by the M/V Oceanic Challenger with 12 streamers.