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Barents Sea seismic survey underway. Norway started seismic mapping of the eastern Barents Sea at the stroke of midnight today. The survey will officially determine the maritime border agreed by Norway and Russian borders in September last year. Press spokesperson for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tells Stavanger Aftenblad, “According to the agreement with Russian authorities, we can begin collecting seismic data on the 8 July. We have limited time available, so that is why we are beginning at midnight.”

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Barents Sea seismic survey underway

Published on Thursday, 7th July, 2011 at 23:59 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 8th July 2011 at 11:17.

Norway started seismic mapping of the eastern Barents Sea at the stroke of midnight today.

Harrier Explorer
Harrier ExplorerHarrier Explorer
Photo: PGS


The survey will officially determine the maritime border agreed by Norway and Russian borders in September last year.

Press spokesperson for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tells Stavanger Aftenblad, “According to the agreement with Russian authorities, we can begin collecting seismic data on the 8 July. We have limited time available, so that is why we are beginning at midnight.”

To minimise the effects of large waves and remove dependency on the weather, the area will be mapped using a new type of 2D seismic technology by towing an eight kilometre-long cable in the water, which is deeper than conventional methods.

The NPD will be using the vessel “Harrier Explorer”, contracted from Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for three months with an option to extending the contract for an extra month, to conduct. The ship’s location is to be reported via Bodø radio daily.

“The "Harrier Explorer" comes straight from Jan Mayen whereit has been collecting seismic data. Experiences there show this technology is very effective,” Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg added.

Fifty people will be working on the project round-the-clock until the survey ends at September 15. The next chance will be summer 2012, and results will be ready for public release by 2013.



Published on Thursday, 7th July, 2011 at 23:59 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 8th July 2011 at 11:17.

This post has the following tags: barentssea, norwayseismicmapping.





  
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