April 2019 | P-Cable nominated for Exploration Innovation Prize

S. Planke and C. Berndt nominated to Innovation Prize for the P-Cable 3D Acquisition System

With more than 100 3D surveys acquired in all the oceans of the world, the P-Cable technology has revitalized research on glacial landforms, sedimentary processes and offshore geohazards, and also has great impact on exploration of shallow oil and gas reservoirs (ref. Wisting oil field, Barents Sea).

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March 2019 | Great participation from VBPR at EGU Conference in Vienna

Presentations at EGU in Vienna, March 7 - 12 April

The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. B. Bellwald (VBPR), R. Barrett (University of Kiel), B. Manton (VBPR) and S. Planke (VBPR) will present results from ongoing R&D projects.

January 2019 | P-Cable high-res 3D contribute to increase in Wisting reserves

OMV report reserves increase from 350 to 440 million barrels on Wisting

The Wisting team has successfully combined data from six exploration and appraisal wells with 3D seismic data (both P-Cable high-res data and conventional broadband) and Controlled Source Electro Magnetic (CSEM) data in the technical studies for subsurface optimization.
P-cable has enabled very detailed interpretation of reservoir heterogeneity and compartmentalization and as a result also more accurate volume prediction (see also "Wisting is Growing" - expronews)


December 2018 | North Atlantic Margin Sampling report (NAMS18) soon available

Greenland and Europe are back together .... Let's find more oil!

Synthesis report presenting our conjugate margin approach for exploring the outer mid-Norway and SW Barents Sea margins by integrating seafloor sampling results, geology, and plate reconstructions models to understand the hydrocarbon prospectivity of these frontier areas.

Report will be available Q1-2019

November 2018 | Toward one-meter resolution in 3D seismic

Toward one-meter resolution in 3D seismic   New paper by Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova et al,

An evolution to one-meter-scale resolution of 3D seismic will rely on combining a reproducible seismic source with high frequencies up to at least 600 Hz, a high uniform trace density of more than 4 million traces per square kilometer, and an offset range shorter than approximately 200 m. The resulting 3D seismic data volume will reach meter-scale resolution for water and target depths of less than 600 m.

October 2018 | VBPR field trip to Isles of Skye and Mull

VMAPP Fieldtrip to Isles of Skye and Mull Oct 2018  by VBPR, DougalEARTH and TGS.

The Hebrides of Scotland comprise some of the best locations globally for exploring the links between magmatism and petroleum basins, be it from source rock maturation surrounding sills, sill emplacement and migration, overburden deformation and hydrothermal vents, volcanic reservoir analogues, seismic scale volcanic sequences to sealing potential etc.