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Fugro Reports Successful Licensing of Seep and Geochemical Data

By [email protected] - 21st June 2018 - 16:15

Fugro and partner, Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI), have reported recent success selling licences for data from a frontier region offshore Canada. The data were acquired during a hydrocarbon seep survey, heat flow and geochemical coring campaign in the large Orphan Basin, situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland. The comprehensive data package includes multibeam echo sounder data, sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses; shore-based screening and advanced geochemical analyses are also included. Covering an area of 11,070 square kilometres, Fugroâs sea-based workscope in this frontier region included the acquisition of 99 cores for geochemical sampling and investigation, and shipboard analysis of approximately 550 samples for hydrocarbon geochemistry. Heat flow measurements were acquired at 11 distributed locations with two measurements taken per location; these data are a significant improvement on the three pre-existing heat flow measurements along the periphery of the Orphan Basin and will vastly improve the robustness of basin models.