Project BASS seeks to develop more environmentally friendly method for seismic data collection

Four Nordic companies – Equinor, Lundin, Shearwater GeoServices and Vår Energi – are working together through Project BASS to develop a new method for seismic data collection that has a smaller impact on the marine environment.

“The goal of the project is to develop a new low-impact acoustic source,” explained Alexandre Bertrand, geophysical manager at Vår Energi. “In addition to the environmental dimension, the project also seeks to produce a higher technological accuracy and improved seismic data quality for locating, quantifying and monitoring hydrocarbon resources, which will lead to improved recovery and value creation.”

Gjertrud Halset, R&D manager at Vår Energi, added: “The BASS project fits our R&D strategy and falls into the top-priority technology gaps and challenges we have identified. Replacing the traditional technology would revolutionize the seismic survey process and strengthen our sustainability performance.”

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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