22-Aug-2015 Completion of TGS HR3D (P-Cable™) 2D & 3D Spring Surveys 2015
Spring 2015 P-CableTM High Resolution 3D (“HR3D”) and 2D (“HR2D”) operations for TGS in the Barents Sea have now been completed on schedule thanks to a combination of excellent operational performance, minimum downtime and favourable weather conditions.
The programme of work comprised both extended regional coverage with HR2D data acquisition, combined with targeted HR3D blocks, as part of the ongoing development of TGS’ multi-client library in the Barents Sea. The aim of this season’s work was to acquire speculative HR2D data in new blocks, to provide an insight into the potential of P-CableTM data and also shallow target resolution in previously identified focus areas. The 60-day programme, which commenced on the 3rd May 2015, acquired totals of 4,630km HR2D and 325km2 HR3D data.
Anna Ward, Operations Project Manager commented: “We have seen first-rate results from the HR2D/3D (P-CableTM) surveys this season with the best recorded production figures and lowest technical downtime hours in the 4 years that WGP has been providing HR3D (P-CableTM) surveys. This is in no uncertain part due to the continuous development and improvement to the in-sea equipment that WGP has achieved together with the equipment manufacturer (Geometrics Inc.).
The survey programme maintained WGP’s goal towards ‘zero harm’ with excellent HSE performance including zero HSE incidents, while the working relationship between the WGP and Vestland crew onboard the ‘Bergen Surveyor’ has gone from strength to strength with this collaboration helping achieve this exceptional performance”.