ASKER, NORWAY (30 April 2012) - TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey covering 2,400 km2 in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
The survey, Finnmark Platform 2012 (FP12), covers five blocks in the Southwestern Barents Sea of which four are located in quad 7017 and one is in quad 7018. All blocks are proposed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to be included in the 22nd Licensing Round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Fast track data will be available in time to perform interpretation for the 22nd Licensing Round.
The M/V Polar Duchess towing 10 x 6,000 m streamer with 75 m separation is acquiring the survey. Data processing will be performed by TGS and available to clients Q3 2012.
The survey is supported by industry funding.
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS' geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, the industry's largest global database of digital well logs and regional interpretive products. TGS also provides high-end depth imaging services to help resolve complex seismic imaging problems. For more information visit TGS online at
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