TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey, The Three Bears, which covers 460 km2 in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore NW Australia. 

This survey is located adjacent to the Clio and Gorgon gas fields which are currently in the development stage. Upon completion of this survey, the TGS portfolio of 3D multi-client coverage will exceed 17,500 km2 in this highly prospective area offshore Australia. TGS is also reprocessing the Cazadores survey which covers 4,350 km2 of the Exmouth Plateau region. 

The new seismic data is being acquired by the M/V Geo Caspian. Data processing will be performed by TGS and will be available to clients in Q2 2013. 

The survey is supported by industry funding.