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Repurposed Data for Celtic Sea Developers

Are you competing for the rights to develop offshore wind sites in the Celtic Sea? There is data available now that can help you gain an advantage. RockWave has already proved this for a ScotWind consortium, and it could work for you too.

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Repurposed O&G Seismic Now Available
in Celtic Sea



Success Story...

Offshore UK & Ireland, there exists an abundance of seismic data that was originally acquired for the Oil & Gas industry. However, the data have typically been thought to lack sufficient resolution to gain an understanding of the shallow geology and foundation/anchor zone.

Since RockWave brought the concept of ‘Repurposing’ to SSE, Mauribeni and CIP as part of their successful ScotWind application, this is no longer true.

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Understand Ground Conditions Earlier

In areas where unforeseen ground conditions pose the biggest threat to any potential development, then it makes sense to maximise the information available from subsurface seismic data.

However, during the early stages of any proposed development, such as the recent ScotWind application process and now in the Celtic Sea, there are unlikely to be any shallow seismic datasets available for access. New ultra-high resolution geophysical surveys take time to acquire and process, especially given the current high demand for survey vessels, and will often lack the penetration desired to map bedrock depth or a regional coverage sufficient for assessing a large area before refining.

Repurposed O&G seismic is available now over a very large area of interest to Celtic Sea offshore wind developers.

What is Repurposing?

Put simply, Repurposing is our word for making O&G seismic data useful to offshore wind developers.

By going all the way back to raw field data, we can start afresh and design a new processing workflow that focuses just on the depth range of interest for anyone planning to penetrate the seabed with foundations/anchors.

Where a typical O&G seismic processing workflow would throw away useful samples representing the shallow subsurface in favour of deep exploration targets, we instead design a workflow to maximise this information. At every stage, the data is conditioned to ensure as many details in this crucial zone were retained and optimised.

Our clients are using Repurposed data to accurately map soil thickness across their areas of interest and identify possible geohazards such as depressions, tunnel valleys, faults and gas pockets that will require further investigation once ultra-high resolution site investigations have been completed.


Image: comparing an original O&G seismic dataset (left) with our Repurposed version (right). Note the massive increase in vertical and lateral resolution, allowing new features to be mapped that each pose a different risk to any developer.

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Your next step...

RockWave has successfully applied Repurposing to the following three modern O&G seismic datasets:


Mid North Sea High (MNSH) 2D

Southwest Approaches 2D

Geopartners Repurposed NCS 2D

All data is available through licensing agreement and can be utilised by your teams or contractors to help build a preliminary ground model to guide future decisions and boost applications.

Enter your name and contact details into the form below, with a quick note that references your interest in Repurposing, then we will get back to you.

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UK Celtic Sea: SW Approaches

Coverage across all areas for the upcoming Floating Wind lease process. Optimise your initial site evaluations ahead of application.

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