Fugro NPA's Offshore Iceland SAR Seep Study


Fugro NPA has acquired a satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) study of the Dreki licensing area in which potential seeps have been identified. SAR seep detection is a proven technique for mapping oil seeps and can provide the first indication of the existence of black oil petroleum systems. These are very important results, since one of the critical factors to success in undrilled deep water settings is source presence and maturity.

Deliverables of Fugro-NPA's Iceland SAR seep study include:

  • 55 interpreted SAR scenes providing at least quadruple coverage over the Dreki licensing area.
  • 186 slicks mapped, with 8 higher confidence seepage slicks identified. Less than 1% of all slicks mapped are attributed to a pollution origin.
  • Slick density and slick repeat data.