The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing.
According to OGA, the recipients of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and the East Shetland Platform.
Furthermore, a separate ITT for legacy seismic data reprocessing will be issued in due course.
This follows the seismic survey of the Rockall Trough and Mid-North Sea High areas completed in 2015, which delivered approximately 40,000 km of new and legacy data.
In addition, three separate ITTs are open for regional and field support engineering services, subsurface studies and reservoir evaluation services and geoscience project services. These contracts will replace the current Oil & Gas Maximising Recovery Programme (OGMRP) contracts and will be three years in duration.