Offshore Canada

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Eastern Canada

The oil and gas industry in Eastern Canada has been involved in offshore exploration and development since 1959 when Mobil began exploration of Sable Island. The first commercial production of oil offshore began in 1992 from the Cohasset and Panuke fields, located offshore Nova Scotia. In November 1997, production started at the Hibernia oil field off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Eastern Canada is a thriving offshore oil and gas industry, with five producing projects, one development project, and significant ongoing exploration activity (Natural Resources Canada).

TGS has been active in this region since 1998 and follows the regional market trends and business environments when seeking out new opportunities for investment. The TGS exploration programs are most often built around provincial specific licensing rounds and are designed to provide regional geological understanding. A typical set of integrated products would include regional 2D seismic, basin wide 3D seismic, gravity, magnetics, well data packages, regional multibeam, geochemical analysis, and varied interpretive products using all datasets available. TGS has been in a joint venture agreement with PGS for surveys acquired since 2011.

Newfoundland & Labrador


Lewis Hills 3D

8,000 m offset Geostreamer® 3D survey that covers approximately 3,400 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass Basin and seamlessly merges with the southern border of TGS’ Long Range 3D project acquired in 2017.

Tablelands 3D

8,000 m offset Geostreamer® 3D survey that covers 8,000 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass and Orphan Basins. Acquisition was completed in late Q3 2018. This survey will provide modern, high quality seismic data to an area that is highly relevant for exploration in the prolific Newfoundland basins.

Harbour Deep 3D

Comprises approximately 5,000 km2 of 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer® data in the Eastern Newfoundland region.  Acquisition was started in Q2 2017 and was completed in Q3 2018.  The survey covers a mix of held and open acreage to be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.

Cape Broyle 3D

Comprises approximately 3,500 km2 of 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer ® data in the Southeastern Newfoundland region. Acquisition was started in Q2 2017 and was completed in late Q3 2018. This dataset built upon the multi-client 3D campaigns acquired in the region over the previous two years. Final data will be made available to clients in 2019, ahead of the 2019 licensing round under Newfoundland Labrador’s Scheduled Land Tenure system.

Long Range 3D

Comprises approximately 9,100 km2 of 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer® data in the Eastern Newfoundland region. The survey covers open acreage that will be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland and Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.

East Flemish Pass 3D

Located in the central part of the Flemish Pass basin, the survey size is approximately 4,300 km2.   Acquisition was started in Q2 2016 and was completed in early Q3 2017.  The survey was acquired using 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer® technology.


NE Newfoundland 3D

Located in the Orphan and Hawke basins, the survey size is approximately 4,600 km2 and acquisition was completed in Q3 2015.  The survey covers area on the western edge of acreage that will be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland and Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.  The survey was acquired using 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer® technology.

Southern Flemish Pass 3D

Located in the Jeanne d’Arc, Flemish Pass, and Orphan basins, this survey provides valuable data to exploration companies to further de-risk their prospect. The survey size is approximately 4,300 km2 and acquisition was completed in Q3 2015.  The survey covers area in between acreage that will be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland and Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.  The survey was acquired using 8,000 m offset 3D GeoStreamer® technology.

Annieopsquotch 3D

Comprises approximately 629 km2 of 6,000m offset 3D data in the Eastern Newfoundland region.  Acquisition was August 2001.  The survey covers a mix of held and open acreage to be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.


Northeast Newfoundland 2D

The survey area is located offshore in the Eastern Newfoundland region and lies east and north of the well-known oil discoveries of the Jeanne d’Arc basin, which includes Hibernia, Hebron, Terra Nova and White Rose. Data acquisition commenced in 2012 and extensively covers the Orphan and Flemish ... Read More

Labrador Sea 2D

The survey area is located offshore Labrador and lies northwest of the well-known oil discoveries of the Jeanne d’Arc basin. The initial survey was planned integrating well ties from the shelf, regional gravity data, and newly acquired satellite slick data that suggested the potential for oil ... Read More

Southeast Grand Banks 2D

The survey area is located to the south and southeast of Newfoundland covering the shallower areas of the Grand Banks extending to the deeper waters offshore. This 10,000 m offset dataset commenced acquisition in 2014 and currently totals almost 56,000 km of GeoStreamer® technology 2D data. The ... Read More

Orphan Basin & Orphan Basin Infill

OB107 and OB102 were acquired between 2002 and 2003 over the highly prospective Orphan Basin area.  These surveys were acquired with 8,000 m offsets and totals 12,750 km of 2D data.  Both datasets were reprocessed in 2015.

Tail of the Bank

NF101 was acquired in 2000 over the Southern Grand Banks area.  The survey was acquired with 8,000 m offsets and totals 11,047 km of 2D data.  The survey covers open acreage that will be included in the 2020 and 2021 licensing rounds under Newfoundland and Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.  This dataset was reprocessed in 2014.

Labrador Shelf

LS108 was acquired in 2002 as a broad regional 2D survey over the length of the Labrador Shelf.  The survey was acquired with 8,000 m offsets and totals 2,165 km of 2D data. 


Nova Scotia

TGS has extensive 2D data coverage offshore Nova Scotia, covering most of the outer Scotian Shelf from George’s Bank to the Laurentian Channel.  Data was acquired between 1998 and 2003 and totals more than 57,759 km of 2D data.  Approximately 21,686 km has been reprocessed in 2010, 2013, and 2015, both in time and depth.  Majority of the surveys were acquired with 8,000 m offsets, with some earlier surveys acquired at 6,000 m.

Offshore Alaska – Chukchi Sea

TGS has regional 2D data coverage offshore Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, covering areas that may be included in BOEM’s 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program.  The most recent survey was acquired in 2013 with 8,000 m offsets and totals 5,892 km of 2D data.  Also, in 2008 TGS acquired a survey in northern Chukchi Sea totaling 3,315 km.


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Our East Canada PWA includes a detailed geological, petrophysical and geophysical analysis, utilizing TGS’ well and seismic databases. 

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