seismic survey

Oil & Gas

Seismic survey scheme gets off to flying start


A £20million programme of seismic surveys aimed at reinvigorating exploration in the North Sea has got off to a flying start, the UK oil and gas industry’s regulator said yesterday. It was thought the work would get under way at the beginning of August, but vessels have been surveying since July 21. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said more than 1,400 linear miles have been covered since then, with three vessels currently engaged in the task.

Oil & Gas

Arctic mega-campaign

STATOIL is embarking on the most ambitious offshore Arctic exploration drilling campaign ever attempted, with targets in the Barents Sea, to the north-west and east of Russia, west of Greenland and eastern Canada.