ESP2015M | PGS

East Shetland Platform - UK

ESP2015M 3D GeoStreamer

Extending exploration into this frontier area with deeper imaging than ever before
Website Map for Survey MC3D-ESP2015M
Full 3D AVO-compliant coverage of the frontier section of the East Shetland Platform and the western edge of the Viking Graben, tracking Paleocene, Jurassic and Paleozoic targets.
The East Shetland Platform represents a stable area in the Northern North Sea during the major rifting phase. The main fields south of this area are within a thick Paleocene interval overlying interesting Paleozoic structures. Additionally prospectivity may exist in thin Jurassic-Cretaceous veneers.
A high resolution survey designed to map the migration pathways from the traditional Graben up onto the platform. Thin sand fans have been illuminated and small remnant pockets of Jurassic/Triassic have been mapped to provide the next generation of exploration targets in the platform area.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • GeoStreamer
  • Geometry: Standard
  • Size: 4 158
  • Acquisition year: 2011 - 2015
  • Completion of processing: 2016
  • Shooting direction: 90/270
  • Vessels: Ramform Challenger, Atlantic Explorer

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 06-12
  • Streamer length: 6000 m
  • Sample rate: 2.0 ms


  • P-UP generation
  • 3D surface related multiple elimination (SRME)
  • High resolution radon demultiple
  • Kirchhoff prestack depth migration (PSDM)
  • Anisotropic Kirchhoff prestack time migration (PSTM)
  • XT / Tau-P Deconvolution

Time products

  • Final Kirchhoff PSTM Stack
  • Angle stack near
  • Angle stack mid
  • Angle stack far
  • Angle stack u-far
  • PSTM gathers
  • Stacking velocity
  • Migration velocity