A 3D seismic survey vessel has arrived in Jamaican waters for oil and gas exploration.
Under the direction of marine geophysical company, Tullow Oil, the vessel will undertake detailed data gathering over a 2, 250 square kilometer area within the Walton Morant block south of Jamaica.
Over an estimated 50 to 60 days it will use a sound-based method that will generate detailed 3D images of rock layers beneath the seafloor.
The data will then be analyzed to identify potential oil and gas reservoirs.
The 3D seismic survey will determine the direction of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration program.
The survey forms part of the 2014 Production Sharing Agreement between the PCJ and Tullow Oil as they continue the search for oil and gas offshore Jamaica.