UK Offshore Contracts Awarded

Britain’s Oil & Gas Authority has awarded contracts to PGS and WesternGeco for the second government-funded seismic campaign to promote underexplored areas of the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

PGS and WesternGeco have won the £20-million ($26-million) contracts to acquire seismic data from the East Shetland Platform and South West Britain, respectively. Electricity and circuits ppt The program is anticipated to collect between 10,000 and 15,000 km (6,213 and 9,320 mi) of new seismic data from underexplored frontier areas.

PGS’ Nordic Explorer is scheduled to carry out seismic surveys across the East Shetland Platform which includes the East Orkney, East Fair Isle, and Dutch Bank basins. A gas station WesternGeco’s WG Magellan is scheduled to carry out seismic surveys around southwest Britain, including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Bristol Channel, St George’s Channel, and the Irish Sea.

The acquisition is due to begin this month, subject to receiving the relevant environmental approvals, and will be supplemented by selective reprocessing of legacy seismic datasets.

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