Figure comparing conventional 3D seismic and P-Cable seismic in the Hoop area. High-resolution P-Cable 3D data reveals superior imaging of reservoir sequences across leads in 23R and 24R blocks in the Barents Sea. Both datasets are processed using TGS  Clari-Fi™ method.


VBPR has led the development of the P-Cable high-resolution 3D seismic technology since 2001, and co-founded the P-Cable 3D Seismic AS (P3S) company in 2008. P3S was sold to the Houston-based company NCS Subsea in July 2016. VBPR is the co-owner of an extensive multi-client P-Cable data base in the Barents and Norwegian seas, and will continue to work with P-Cable data to develope multi-client surveys world-wide.

New Industry Standard for High-Res Seismic

"Repeatability of high-resolution 3D seismic data" - Malin Waage, part of dissertation for the PhD based on high-res P-Cable data (01.01.2019)
"Wisting is growing" - OMV reports 26% increase in reserves (15.01.2019,
"When P-Cable Seismic is better" - Presentation to SUT Houston's Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee
"Avdekker hemmeligheter under havbunnen" -  New report from CAGE on the importance of high-res P-Cable data (07.09.2018)
"High-resolution Low-cost 3D and 4D Seismic Surveys for Deepwater Fields"  -  P. Hatchell, Shell at EAGE 2018
"Excellent tool for risk-reduction of all types of wells on the NCS"  - P-Cable 3D on Sentralbankhøgda, NE Barents Sea (2017, NPD video)
"Ekstremt god oppløsning"  -  Interviews with VBPR and OMV about P-Cable high-res data  (GEO nr.5 2017, in Norwegian)

Multi-Client Data/Products

P-Cable | Barents Sea Interpretation Report

Multi-disciplinary study of the Hoop and Bjarmeland Platform areas aimed at improving exploration success in high-graded 24th round blocks.

P-Cable | Barents Sea

3D cubes over high-graded prospects and 2D wide azimuth profiles tying drilled and planned exploration wells in Hoop, Bjarmeland and Barents SE.

P-Cable | Norwegian Sea

2D wide azimuth profile (1108 km) tying drilled and planned exploration wells in the outer Vøring Basin.

Wisting 3D 2016 (sample)