ENI Ireland BV will carry out a 2D seismic survey in the Atlantic waters of the Irish Designated Continental Shelf, The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in Ireland has announced.
The planned start of the survey is mid-April 2013 and, weather permitting, will continue until mid-October 2013.
The seismic acquisition will be carried out by the seismic vessel “M/V BGP EXPLORER” , which will be accompanied at all times by guard vessel “M/V ALK EXPLORER”.
The proposed survey consists of 18,000 km of a full fold 2D seismic survey in offshore waters beyond the 12 nautical mile limit, and extends into international (high seas) waters. The survey vessel “M/V BGP EXPLORER” will tow a single solid 10km streamer. The vessel will travel at 4–5 knots and the streamer will be located approximately 10 metres below the surface.