Major 3D Survey Underway Offshore Newfoundland

Major 3D Survey Underway Offshore Newfoundland
Veritas DGC Inc. has begun a major marine 3D seismic survey in the South Flemish Pass, offshore Newfoundland. The survey comprises at least 2,200 sq km of 3D seismic data to be acquired using dual source arrays and eight, 5,000-meter, 400-channel streamers, configured to achieve a sub-surface line spacing of 25 meters. The program began on June 20th and is expected to take approximately 80 days to complete.

"Exploration activity has steadily increased in Canada's North Atlantic Margin," said Kevin Stiver, Marine Marketing Manager for Veritas. "This is the third consecutive season that Veritas has recorded seismic data offshore eastern Canada. By the end of this summer, with two of our vessels working here, we will have recorded well over 7,000 sq km of new, high quality 3D seismic data. Much of that is library data available for license on a non-exclusive basis to multiple customers," added Stiver.

The new proprietary 3D program is being acquired for Chevron Canada Resources and its partners PetroCanada, Mobil Oil Canada, Ltd., and Norsk-Hydro Canada Oil & Gas. Data will be recorded by the 305-ft SRV Veritas Viking II using state-of-the-art Syntrak 24-bit digital recording technology. Veritas Viking II, the company's newest seismic research vessel launched just one year ago, is considered one of the most powerful and advanced in the geophysical industry.

Edited by Dev George

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