Maersk Oil reprocessed all 2D-seismic data available in Block 9.
This data set formed the basis for the hydrocarbon evaluation
of the block as well as giving insights into the geophysical
challenges in both acquiring and processing seismic data
in Arctic areas with hard glacial deposits at the seabed.
This knowledge has been extensively used to optimise the
preparation, planning and execution of the 2012 3D-seismic
and processing projects in the block.
In early 2012, a Environmental Impact Assessment was carried
out for the planned field work.
Prior to the seismic activities, Maersk Oil completed a
comprehensive sea ice and iceberg study within the block to
understand the local operational risks of acquiring seismic data
in the open waters where sea ice breaks up and icebergs drift.