Marine geophysical services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Barents Sea.
The company also secured a master services agreement from Lundin Norway that covers about 180km² at license PL965. Shearwater’s project signed with Spirit Energy covers 130km2 and is located at license block PL962.
Lundin senior geophysicist Eivind Dhelie said: “In addition to the unique Isometrix streamer technology, we have redesigned the source configuration down to a very small point source of only 1m by 3m.
“Combined with wide tow and four of the small focused sources, we believe we will obtain a super-high resolution image with almost zero-offsets as well as give us accurate amplitude versus offset measurements for reservoir property prediction.”
Both the Lundin and Spirit Energy projects are Flexisource quad-source Isometrix projects with 50m streamer separation. They are expected to deliver a true three-dimensional (3D) deghosted high-resolution Isogrid dataset.
Spirit Energy senior geophysicist Mark Ackers said: “This novel hybrid acquisition setup, which combines elements from 3D marine and site-survey operations will deliver a very high-resolution dataset that we believe will enable high fidelity imaging of our target.”
Amazon Conqueror will conduct the marine acquisition surveys of the two projects, starting from the third quarter of 2019.
Shearwater GeoServices CEO Irene Waage Basili said: “The combination of our Amazon class vessel and Isometrix multi-sensor technology gives our clients access to the industry’s most technologically advanced and efficient platform for marine seismic acquisition.”