Q16UK2012 | PGS

Viking Graben - UK/Norway

Q16UK2012 3D GeoStreamer

Derisk future exploration and extend production of existing fields
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The Q16-2012 GeoStreamer survey was acquired over the key southern extension of the Brae trend in the South Viking Graben (e.g., Larch, Sycamore, Thelma). Furthermore, it extends coverage westwards onto the Fladen Ground Spur (East Shetland Platform) and eastwards into the Gudrun Sub-Basin.
Both reservoir and source rocks for the main fields were formed during the Late Jurassic rifting. To the west, the fields follow the fault-bounded Brae trend; in the depocenter, discoveries are located within fault blocks (J1). Clear Devonian reflectors on the platform provide additional potential.
Q16-2012 GeoStreamer provides an invaluable tool to derisk future exploration, whilst providing the key dataset to extend production of existing fields. It also allows for a greater insight into the structural history and prospectivity of the Fladen Ground Spur and South Viking Graben.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • GeoStreamer
  • Geometry: Standard
  • Size: 2 180 sq.km
  • Acquisition year: 2012
  • Completion of processing: 2013
  • Water depth: 90-160 m
  • Shooting direction: 90
  • Vessel: Atlantic Explorer

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 6
  • Streamer length: 6000 m
  • Streamer separation: 75 m
  • Shot interval: 18.75 m
  • Record length: 7680 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 18.75 x 6.25 m
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 12.5 x 12.5 m
  • Fold: 80


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

Time products

  • Final Kirchhoff PSTM Stack
  • PSTM gathers
  • Stacking velocity
  • Migration velocity
  • Raw Angle Stacks