Three days left!
The deadline for nominating your favourite for the Exploration Innovation Prize 2021 is Friday, April 16th.
The jury will select three of the nominees who will have the opportunity to present during the conference NCS Exploration – Recent Advances in Exploration Technology on the 19th and 20th of May.
Conference participants can vote for their favourites during the conference. The jury will subsequently choose a winner based on the votes and prize criteria.
«The prize is awarded to a license group, company, or team who during the last two years have given a courageous and innovative technological contribution in exploration for oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The recipient has matured an exploration technology with high potential leading to increased G&G knowledge or future commercial oil & gas discoveries.»
In 2019, Lundin Energy Norway and CGG won the prize for their development of TopSeis. The other candidates in the lead were EMGS and Earth Science Analytics.
TopSeis 2019 – The jury’s reasoning
According to the criteria, the Exploration Innovation Prize is awarded a license group, company, team or person who during the last couple of years have given a courageous and innovative technological contribution in exploration for oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Also, it is required that the recipient has matured an exploration technology with high potential that can potentially lead to increased knowledge of the subsurface or future commercial oil and gas discoveries.
TopSeis is recognized as a next-generation marine towed-streamer acquisition solution, delivering a step-change in imaging for shallow to intermediate depth targets by providing massively increased near-offset coverage from a split spread with zero offsets.
TopSeis is the outcome of five years of technical collaboration between CGG and Lundin Norway AS, with additional funding from the Norwegian Research Council.
The first full-scale 2000 km2 commercial survey over the Loppa High in the Barents Sea was acquired in 2017 with the processing finished in 2018 providing excellent results compared to the conventional data in the area.
A significantly larger 5000 km2 Multi-Client survey over Greater Castberg in the Barents Sea is planned in the summer of 2019.
The jury, consisting of all members of the program committee for the NCS Exploration Conference, is fully convinced that TopSeis fulfils the criteria as given above.