TGS Plans 3D Shoot Offshore Suriname

Planned seismic survey will cover shallow water acreage ahead of a planned bid round in 2023.

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TGS, in a consortium with CGG and BGP, have signed a multiclient agreement with Staatsolie, the state-owned company leading the development of the energy industry in the Republic of Suriname. The deal allows for the acquisition, promotion, and licensing of multiclient seismic programs, including new 3D acquisition and legacy data reprocessing, in the shallow-water acreage offshore Suriname.

Suriname’s acreage includes three blocks recently awarded, and current open acreage slated to be offered, in a competitive bid round for 2023. The new seismic data from the consortium’s programs can be used to delineate the prospectivity and potential of this underexplored area and is on trend with the recent material discoveries announced on the prolific Block 58.

Plans are in place to start acquiring the new 3D seismic data in the area prior to year-end, with first products to be made available during the first half of 2022. BGP Offshore will deploy its 3D vessel BGP Prospector in phase 1 of the project.