Photo: PGS seismic vessel Ramform Tethys

PGS gears for East Shetland shoot

PGS seismic vessel Ramform Tethys is about to start a 3D multi-client survey offshore East Shetland, in UKCS waters.

Production will start this week and the first data should be available in Q3 2020.

The seismic will cover both frontier and mature areas to enable the interpretation of the internal reflectors of the main Brent Group reservoir level.

The survey aims to reveal remnant parts along the major fault between the East Shetland Platform and East Shetland Basin.

The dataset should enable derisking of the less tested Upper Jurassic Intra-Draupne sandstone analog of the Home and Magnus sandstones.

Early seismic data results will be out in Q3 and full integrity depth volumes will also be available in 2021.

Gunhild Myhr VP New Ventures Europe at PGS said:

“This area was a popular pick in the UK 31st round and the survey is our first in the northern hemisphere this season. We will be heading to the Barents Sea afterward.

We have implemented a range of COVID-19 screening, social distancing, and hygiene precautions onboard and for on-signing crew.”

Built by MHI in Japan, Ramform Tethys joined the PGS fleet IN March 2016.

In normal operating mode, the vessel pulls 16 streamers, though it is capable of towing 24 streamers if required.