TGS has announced four new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey in offshore Northwest Australia, two 2D surveys offshore Madagascar and a 3D survey onshore Alberta, Canada.
Northwest Australia and offshore Madagascar
The Huzzas is a 2100 km2 3D survey that will cover the Barrow Sub-basin, offshore Northwest Australia. The data is being acquired by the M/V Geo Caspian using CGG's BroadSeis™ and BroadSource™ technologies. Preliminary data will be available to clients from Q3, 2014. Upon completion of this survey, the total TGS portfolio of 3D multi-client coverage offshore Australia will exceed 32 500 km2. The CSM-14 and AN-14 2D surveys cover 8847 km offshore Madagascar. CSM-14 is being acquired by the M/V Geo Arctic and AN-14 by the BGP Challenger. Data processing will be performed by TGS using its Clari-Fi™ broadband processing technology and final data will be available to clients from Q4, 2014.
Washout Creek, a 65 km2 3D/3C survey, will cover the West Pembina area of Alberta, Canada. This high-density survey is designed to assist in the evaluation and development of the Cretaxceous (Cardium, Manville), Jurassic (Nordegg/Rock Creek), Mississippian (Pekisko) and the Devonian (Duvernay) plays. Data processing will be performed by Arcis and final data will be available to clients from Q2, 2014. All four surveys are supported by industry funding.
In addition, TGS has signed a Letter of Award with Polarcus to utilise their vessel, the Polarcus Naila. Contingent on execution of final contractual documents, the charter will begin in April 2014 and will last for a period of six months.
Further charter news
In further news, TGS recently announced that it has signed a Letter of Award with WesternGeco to charter the high capacity 12 streamer vessel M/V Geco Eagle for 3D multi-client projects in Northwest Europe during the 2014 summer season. The charter will begin on or before 1st April 2014 and last for three months with an option to extend for a further three month period. This charter replaces a six month option for another 3D vessel that will not be utilised.
TGS also announced that it has signed a Letter of Award with SMNG to charter the vessel M/V Akademik Shatskiy for 2D multi-client projects. This six month charter will commence on 1st April 2014.
Edited from various sources by Cecilia Rehn
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