WesternGeco Starts Barents Sea Seismic Survey with IsoMetrix
WesternGeco today announced that it has begun acquisition of its Ice Bear 2 multiclient 3D survey in the western Barents Sea using its new IsoMetrix marine isometric seismic technology.
The isometric inline and crossline sampling delivered by the IsoMetrix technology will provide high-resolution broadband imaging in this geologically complex area.
“The Ice Bear 2 survey, which is supported by industry prefunding, will improve the understanding of play potential and economic viability for hydrocarbon production in the region,” said Celine Blachere, vice president, Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian, WesternGeco.
Ice Bear 2 lies to the north of the WesternGeco Bjørnøya Ice Bear and West Loppa 3D seismic survey areas where the Havis and Skrugard discoveries were made. Exploration and production activities in the region have increased as a result of these and other discoveries in the area.