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Lundin hires CGG for Barents Sea seismic imaging

CGG has secured a contract by Lundin Energy Norway to carry out seismic imaging of a node and streamer 3D survey in the Barents Sea.

Under the contract, CGG will provide imaging of an innovative simultaneous node and streamer 3D survey currently being acquired over a 3,700 km2 area of the Nordkapp Basin.

The survey combines TopSeis, the source-over-spread seismic technology developed by CGG in collaboration with Lundin, with the deployment of sparse ocean-bottom nodes.

According to the company, this configuration is designed to obtain a high-definition image of the sedimentary basins and image the numerous salt flanks to improve the understanding of trap mechanisms, deformation and faulting near salt-sediment interfaces. 

The data will be processed at CGG’s Massy subsurface imaging center in France where its proprietary velocity model building and depth imaging technologies, including the time-lag full-waveform inversion and full-waveform inversion imaging, will be deployed.

“This award builds on CGG’s successful technical partnership with Lundin which has spearheaded the development of several revolutionary new imaging concepts to address Lundin’s specific geological challenges,” said Peter Whiting, SVP, Geoscience, EAME, CGG.

“We look forward to delivering the high-definition images from this new survey that will provide an enhanced understanding of the complex geology of the Nordkapp Basin and enable Lundin to operate more efficiently and safely.”