EMGS (Electromagnetic Geoservices) has been requested by the NPD (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate) to provide all of its CSEM inversion data acquired in the country’s waters from 2008 to 2014.
The NPD has also requested all CSEM data acquired in the Tiddly and Nordkapp basins in 2015 with reference to the petroleum regulation of June 2001.
A spokesman said the NPD would treat all data as confidential from when it was inverted by EMGS.
The EMGS 3D data library includes 42,000km2 in the Barents Sea including areas relevant for applications in the 23rd licensing round.
It also holds approximately 10,000 km2 in the Norwegian Sea and 1,400km2 in the North Sea.