OGA exploration licence competition makes final award to Frogtech Geoscience

UK Seismic Line

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded more than £200,000 in the final stage of its exploration licence competition which was launched earlier this year to stimulate further interest in offshore oil and gas exploration activity in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Of the competition, the OGA said Australian privately owned geoscience company Frogtech Geoscience, will now complete their innovative interpretations and products using data acquired during last year’s UK Government funded £20m seismic survey of the Rockall Trough and Mid-North Sea High (MNSH) areas.

Frogtech Geoscience, based in Canberra, Australia, has approached the project utilising SEEBASE™ product (Structurally Enhanced view of Economic BASEment). Frogtech Geoscience will produce a unique, hand-contoured depth-to-basement model of the Rockall and MNSH area which will provide greater insight into the foundation of the geological basement, rather than relying on more traditional gravity inversion methods. Additional deliverables include the interpretation of basement terranes, major structures and basement-derived heat flow.