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PGS completes first EM and 2D seismic survey offshore Ireland

14th November 2013

PGS ends first full-scale simultaneous acquisition of towed streamer EM and 2D GeoStreamer seismic in Fastnet and Celtic Sea Basins offshore Ireland

PGS completes first EM and 2D seismic survey offshore Ireland
Petroleum exploration activity is increasing within the Celtic Sea Basin, the Fastnet Basin, and the South Celtic Sea Basin offshore southwest Ireland

PGS has completed the first ever full-scale simultaneous acquisition of towed streamer EM and 2D GeoStreamer seismic offshore Ireland to set the ground for more efficient E&P activities in the area.

 

The programme consisted of approximately 3,000 line km of seismic and towed streamer EM data. It was acquired over a four week period this summer in the Fastnet and Celtic Sea Basins offshore Ireland. The simultaneous acquisition will help confirm the presence of deeper targets.

 

The seismic survey was acquired with GeoStreamer technology, which reduces seismic noise and enables enhanced reservoir resolution and description. This dataset ties several wells across the basin and aims to reduce exploration risks.  GeoStreamer 2D data will also improve the resolution of shallower formations, including ties to the 400 MM barrel Barryroe Discovery.

 

Petroleum exploration activity is increasing within the Celtic Sea Basin, the Fastnet Basin, and the South Celtic Sea Basin offshore southwest Ireland.

 

The first datasets for this multi-client acquisition will be available in Q2 2014.