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Unlocking High Potential in the Arctic

With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil and possibly a third of the world's undiscovered gas reserves, the Arctic has huge potential. Unfortunately, the region has proven difficult to explore. A chronic lack of high-quality data, harsh environments, ice fields, and a short acquisition window have left many reserves largely inaccessible and cost-prohibitive to pursue.

With our new technology and innovative applications, including the first ever data acquisition system designed to acquire data under the ice and proprietary processing techniques to attenuate ice noise, ION has launched the Arctic back into play.

ArcticSPAN Provides Unprecedented Geologic Insights

Since 2006, ION has acquired over 60,000 km of depth-imaged seismic data in the Canadian Beaufort and U.S. Chukchi seas, and offshore Greenland. Like all of our BasinSPANS, these programs are custom designed in a collaborative relationship with government agencies, regional experts, and E&P companies with experience in the area. Collectively known as ArcticSPAN, these geologically inspired, basin-scale programs help oil & gas operators better understand the petroleum systems of these regions and more effectively determine hydrocarbon potential.

Arctic Seismic Data Programs