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Maersk Oil is currently evaluating all the available data in order to assess the hydrocarbon potential and determine whether to enter a drilling phase.
Three important activities have taken place in Block 9 in the Baffin Bay offshore Greenland: • Shallow coring project, in a consortium consisting of all licencees in the Baffin Bay:Shallow stratigraphic coring was carried out in the area to gain knowledge of the subcropping rocks. • 3D seismic survey: 2,000 km2 area of the block was covered.• Hydrographic survey and geochemical sampling: The seabed was mapped in detail by a multibeam survey within the 3D seismic area and seabed samples for geochemical analysis were collected over the block area.
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Maersk Oil began its work in Greenland by reprocessing 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 was extensively used to optimise the preparation, planning and execution of the 2012 3D-seismic acquisition and processing projects in the block.
Maersk Oil has carried out a comprehensive sea ice and iceberg study, in partnership with Denmark’s Meteorology Institute, 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.