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United industry behind joint seismic acquisition

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A joint acquisition of data will also limit any possible negative consequences for the fishing industry.

The recently opened southeastern Barents Sea is part of the 23rd licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2014. At the request of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED), the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association launched an initiative for a joint project relating to acquiring 3D seismic data from blocks in this area. Statoil took on the operator role for the acquisition.

On 10 December last year, 17 companies joined the project as early participants. A further 16 companies followed suit after the OED on 14 February circulated a proposal regarding block announcements for public consultation.

A doubling of the number of companies in the project shows that the initiative enjoys solid industry support. It is a project that will further reduce costs while ensuring good quality data by utilising the companies’ concerted competencies.

In March the project will announce the awarding of contracts and present further plans for the acquisition.

List of companies participating in the project:

Early participants:  New participants: 
 BP Bayern Gas 
 Chevron BG 
 ConocoPhillips Dong 
 Det Norske Oljeselskap Edison 
 ENI E.ON 
 GDF Suez Explora Petroleum 
 Idemitsu ExxonMobil 
 Lukoil Faroe Petroleum 
 Lundin Inpex 
 A/S Norske Shell KUFPEC 
 PGNiG MOECO 
 Repsol OMV 
 Spike RN Nordic Oil 
 Statoil RWE Dea 
 Suncor Total 
 VNG Tullow Oil 
 Wintershall  

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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