Contract awards for Barents seismic

March 11, 2014, 12:00 CET

The surveys cover blocks proposed for the 23rd concession round by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and will in total cover an area of approximately 13,700 square kilometres.

Statoil is the operator for a project for joint acquisition of seismic 3D data from these areas with 33 participating oil companies.

The surveys will commence in April and continue throughout the second and third quarter this year, with subsequent processing of data until the summer of 2015.

The objective of the project is to acquire 3D data as preparation for applications to the 23rd round in a resource-efficient manner.

A coordinated project gives very low acquisition costs and ensures high data quality by utilising the companies’ collective professional expertise within geological understanding and seismic acquisition and processing.

The surveys will utilise broadband technology, which means one can expect better resolution on the seismic data and hence a more detailed interpretation of the subsurface.


List of companies participating in the project:

From December 2013:

A/S Norske Shell

BP Norge AS

Chevron Norge AS

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS

Det norske oljeselskap ASA

Eni Norge AS


Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS

Lukoil Overseas North Shelf AS

Lundin Norway AS

PGNiG Upstream International AS

Repsol Exploration Norge AS

Spike Exploration Holding AS

Statoil Petroleum AS

Suncor Energy Norge AS

VNG Norge AS

Wintershall Norge ASA

From February 2014:

Bayerngas Norge AS

BG Norge Exploration Limited NUF

Dong E&P Norge AS

Edison International SpA
Norway Branch

E.ON E&P Norge AS

Explora Petroleum AS

ExxonMobil Exploration and
Production Norway AS

Faroe Petroleum Norge AS


Kuwait Foreign Petroleum
Exploration Company (KUFPEC)

Moeco Oil & Gas Norge AS

OMV (Norge) AS

RN Nordic Oil

RWE Dea Norge AS

Total E&P Norge AS

Tullow Oil Norge AS