ARKeX and ION complete largest ever multi-client offshore gravity gradiometry survey
HOUSTON -- ARKeX, the provider of non-seismic geophysical imaging services, has recently completed an airborne Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) survey offshore Greenland for ION Geophysical. The 50,000 sq km multi-client survey is the largest single offshore FTG survey ever carried out.
The survey takes in key areas of the pre-round blocks that are on offer to the KANUMAS group and in addition, the ordinary round blocks that will be offered in Greenland’s 2013 license rounds. The FTG data is currently being integrated and jointly interpreted with ION’s 2D Northeast GreenlandSPANTM program to provide a better understanding of the structural development of the region. The interpretation is expected to be completed by September 2012 and the report along with the data will be available to licence on a non-exclusive basis.
The NE Greenland region is estimated to contain 31.4 BBOE resources by the USGS (2008).The extensive NE Greenland continental shelf is the conjugate margin to Norway and the Barents Sea and is expected to contain the same rich Jurassic oil-prone source rocks.