Norway: Barents 3D electromagnetic survey starts

Acquisition has begun on a multiclient 3D electromagnetic survey covering 11 blocks totaling 3,300 sq km in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. in partnership with Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA are acquiring the 3D EM data using the M/V Atlantic Guardian. The survey is supported by industry funding.

Under terms of a previously announced agreement, EMGS will be given access to TGS’ 2D seismic data for survey planning and integration purposes, while TGS will obtain access to 3D EM data to evaluate and plan subsequent multiclient work in the area.

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