SNS2013M | PGS

Southern North Sea - UK - 2013

SNS2013M 3D

Modern 3D seismic data in an exciting frontier exploration zone
Website Map for Survey MC3D-SNS2013M
Extending 3D coverage to the north of the Southern North Sea gas province and frontier acreage on the Mid North Sea High, this modern dataset provides a new tool to expand understanding of the geological framework and hydrocarbon potential.
The main petroleum system is characterized by a Carboniferous source rock and individual Carboniferous to Lower Permian fluvio-deltaic reservoir sandstones, sealed by Zechstein evaporites. Additional post-salt discoveries are situated in Triassic sandstones, typically onlapping on Zechstein diapirs.
The introduction of a new 3D dataset over the Mid North Sea High provides an invaluable tool to research new sub- and supra-salt plays to the north of the main Permian basin and to better characterize the existing leads, including Carboniferous structures and an inferred Permian carbonate play.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • Geometry: Standard
  • Size: 1 520
  • Acquisition year: 2013
  • Completion of processing: 2014
  • Water depth: 72 m
  • Shooting direction: 34/214
  • Vessel: Pacific Explorer

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 6
  • Streamer length: 6 000 m
  • Streamer separation: 100 m
  • Shot interval: 18.75 m
  • Record length: 7 000 ms
  • Sample rate: 2.0 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 6.25 x 25 m
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 12.5 x 12.5 m
  • Fold: 80


  • High resolution radon demultiple
  • Full bandwidth processing
  • Optimal shallow water demultiple
  • Kirchhoff prestack time migration (PSTM)

Time products

  • 3D anisotropic Kirchhoff pre-stack time migration