Statoil ASA Awards WesternGeco Q-Marine Survey in North Sea

WesternGeco announced today that Statoil ASA has awarded the company a contract for seismic data acquisition of a 3D / 4D survey in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

WesternGeco announced today that Statoil ASA has awarded the company a contract for seismic data acquisition of a 3D / 4D survey in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The Q-Technology(a) vessel Western Pride, towing 10 x 5000-meter cables with a spread of 675 meters, will use its proprietary Q-Marine(a) single-sensor marine seismic system to acquire data over the Visund field in the Tampen area offshore Norway commencing this month.

The Visund project, covering 640 square kilometers, will establish a new Q-Marine baseline survey suitable for future monitoring of fluid movement in the reservoir.

"We chose WesternGeco Q-Technology for this baseline survey because we expect the high-resolution Q(a) survey to provide enhanced knowledge of the field for asset management and reduced development risk," said Erik Havarstein, geophysical manager, Statoil ASA.

"The high repeatability and the superior resolution of Q-Marine surveys make this technology applicable for reservoir monitoring," said Roar Bekker, manager, WesternGeco Europe. "Also, the Q-Marine active steering will minimize undershoot required around the Visund platform."

Q is the WesternGeco proprietary suite of advanced seismic technologies for enhanced reservoir location, description and management.

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