Paper Summary

In January 2010 TGS completed the reprocessing of two regional long offset 2D multi-client seismic surveys in the Faroe-Shetland Basin (FSB). This reprocessing forms part of TGS’ ongoing Atlantic Margin Revival (AMR) project that extends from the FSB area to the western Barents Sea. The reprocessed surveys, FSB 1999 and FSB 2000, lie in the far northwestern part of the UK continental shelf and extend into Faroese territory with a total line length of 9779 km (Figure 1). Extensively thick sequences of basalt dominate the northwestern flank of both survey areas. The principal objective was to improve imaging of the prospective Palaeocene clastic sediments interbedded within the basaltic flows and the potentially prospective Mesozoic and Palaeozoic section concealed beneath by adopting new strategies in the reprocessing campaign.