Shearwater kicks off second phase of North Sea seismic survey

Shearwater GeoServices has begun the second, larger phase of the Mid North Sea High (MNSH) 3D seismic survey program in the UK for ION Geophysical.

Oceanic Vega (Courtesy of Shearwater)

Shearwater will employ the Oceanic Vega to acquire data from the site over the five-month period.

Upon completion in mid-October, the survey area included in the program will have increased six-fold.

Final data for the first and second phases remains on track for delivery in Q2 2021 and Q2 2022, as reported recently.

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“The second phase of the Mid North Sea High program builds on the success of last year’s survey where advanced acquisition and processing by Shearwater and ION produced outstanding subsurface images revealing fresh insights into this promising, underexplored UK province”, said Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater.

Last year, ION selected Shearwater for the first phase of the 3D seismic survey for the MNSH program. The work was completed in October 2020.

The MNSH is said to be one of the last remaining underexplored regions on the UK Continental Shelf and a recent well confirmed one of the first new plays in recent years.