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CGG seismic imaging to monitor Statoil oil fields

24th April 2013

CGG to conduct PRM seismic imaging services over Statoil’s Norwegian Snorre and Grane fields in the North Sea

CGG seismic imaging to monitor Statoil oil fields
The first survey is scheduled to commence on 1 October over the Snorre field

CGG will provide Statoil with long-term seismic imaging services for permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) operations in the North Sea, the geoscience company has announced, as part of two new contracts awarded by the Norwegian oil major.

Under the contracts, CGG will carry out permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) operations and acquisition QC services on the Snorre and Grane fields in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The first survey is scheduled to commence on 1 October over the Snorre field.

CGG will set up two PRM dedicated processing centres within Statoil’s offices in Stavanger and Bergen. Imaging of the data from each repeat survey will be performed by a team of CGG specialists in collaboration with Statoil’s Snorre and Grane asset teams.

The contracts are for an initial fixed term of four years for each field, CGG has said, with an option for Statoil to extend each contract by two further terms of two years each.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “These two new awards build on CGG’s already significant PRM imaging experience on the Clair and Ekofisk projects in the North Sea. In the case of Ekofisk, the CGG group provided a fully integrated PRM solution covering the equipment, data acquisition and processing. By winning these new Snorre and Grane awards for acquisition QC and imaging we have confirmed our position as the leading provider of PRM seismic imaging services."