Busy North Sea season for PGSNews // April 16, 2007
PGS has announced that it will employ four seismic vessels in the North Sea season 2007.
The six streamer seismic vessel Atlantic Explorer has started acquiring seismic in the North Sea as the first PGS vessel to start operating in the area for this year’s summer season.
In a global strong seismic market, PGS will use four seismic vessels in the North Sea this year, compared to five seismic vessels in 2006.
Rune Eng, Group President Marine in PGS, said: "The North Sea has always been an important market for PGS and continues to be in 2007. This year we will shoot a mix of both contract work and highly pre-funded multi-client work. Although we will employ one fewer vessel this year compared to 2006, the market for seismic in the North Sea is stronger today than one year ago.”
In addition to Atlantic Explorer, the six streamer vessel Ocean Explorer and the high capacity seismic vessels Ramform Explorer and Ramform Challenger, are scheduled to work in the North Sea in 2007.
PGS will be adding substantially to its already extensive multi-client 3-D library in the North Sea this year. To date, PGS has acquired a total of 80,000 square kilometres of MC3-D in the North Sea, most of which is integrated into the PGS MegaSurvey.