The deep waters of the Southern Porcupine Basin, lying southwest of Ireland, have inhibited exploration and development of the area. However, recent drilling results have proven the presence of a petroleum system, and 2D seismic data indicate significant sediments and prospective structures. Further development of the area requires high quality 3D seismic data, which can be delivered by our Porcupine 3D program – the first major 3D survey in the area.
Regionally Calibrated 3D
Leveraging the geological knowledge gained from the nearby Northeast AtlanticSPAN 2D program, this 3D program was designed to ensure optimum imaging of key geologic structures, and will accelerate the development of geologically consistent regional velocity models for the area.
Collaboration with TGS
This project represents the first survey where TGS and ION have collaborated to deliver unique and timely 3D data to the E&P industry.