TGS has led the way in seismic exploration in the Norwegian sea, particularly along the Atlantic Margin. Since 2017 TGS has acquired around 60,000 km2 of high-quality 3D data in the underexplored Møre and Vøring basins. TGS is a world leader in the development of techniques for better imaging of the volcanic basins and intra- and sub-basalt targets through our Sub-basalt Imaging Research (SIR) project and AM20 Laboratory.


Our Data Coverage

Data Coverage in the Norwegian Sea

Atlantic Margin

  • Over 60,000 km² of 3D multi-client seismic data coverage
  • Covers Møre and Vøring Basins
  • Located over both oil and gas prone areas
  • Significant uplift imaging volcanics and intra-/sub-basalt targets
  • Pre-Stack Time and Depth Migrated (PSTM/PSDM)

CVX Repro

  • 857 km² 3D multi-client seismic data
  • Located over the Skoll High in the Northern Norwegian Sea.
  • Key to unlocking one of the biggest un-tested 4-way dip closures on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)
  • Pre-Stack Depth Migrated (PSDM)

Atlantic Margin 3D Lab

  • Signal Apparition and sparse nodes for VMB
  • Covers the Møre Basin
  • Pre-Stack Depth Migrated (PSDM)

VBT1 3D RE16

  • 3,217 km2 3D multi-client seismic survey reprocessed in 2016
  • Pre-Stack Depth Migrated (PSDM)
  • Improved imaging provides new insight into parts of the gas-prone Vigrid syncline and the sand systems from the Gjallar area, including the Gro fan
  • Due South of the Aasta Hansteen infrastructure and to the East of the recent Irpa and Obelix Upflank gas discoveries, this dataset provides exciting near-field exploration opportunities

NAMS18 Sampling Report

  • Synthesis report presenting our conjugate margin approach for exploring the outer mid-Norway and SW Barents Sea margins
  • Report combines sampling datasets from Vøring, NE Greenland, and Jan Mayen Ridge
  • Integration of seafloor sampling results, geology, and plate reconstructions models to understand the hydrocarbon prospectivity of these exploration areas
  • Merged sampling results from seven Seafloor Sampling surveys acquired from 2000 to 2016  (VTMS00, JMRS11, EGS11, EGS12, ABS12, EGS16, VS16)

Other Sub-Regions

  • Barents Sea
  • North Sea
  • West of Shetlands
  • Greenland

Barents Sea

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TGS has more than 35 years of experience delivering seismic data in the Barents Sea and led the way in frontier exploration, resulting in significant discoveries, such as the Wisting Field in the Hoop Fault Complex.

Our modern 3D data coverage includes new acquisition and processing technologies such as P-Cable, TopSeis, Electromagnetic, and seep analysis.

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North Sea

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The North Sea has been the center of many dramatic seismic advances over the years.

TGS continues to innovate in the area with the world’s largest contiguous dense Ocean Bottom Node  OBN dataset, providing the most detailed subsurface imaging on a grand scale.


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West of Shetlands

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West of Shetland has recently become the center of exploration and development on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and, by 2025, is expected to contribute significant UKCS production.


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Since the 1990’s TGS has worked with government authorities to promote this region. In 2007 the focus shifted towards Northeast Greenland and culminated in the Multi-Year acquisition programs on behalf of the licensed operators.

The area is highly relevant for understanding the Norwegian margin. Excellent source and reservoir rocks can be used as analogues for offshore observations.


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