Planned surveys in our northern licences
Equinor has made a commitment to the Argentinian government to carry out 3D seismic surveys in our licences in the Northern Argentina Basin, within the first exploration period.
There are two survey areas in the Northern Argentina Basin. One covering CAN_114 and one covering CAN_108, extending into CAN_100.
They will be carried out in Federal Waters offshore, more than 300 km south-east and 400 km south of the city of Mar del Plata in the province of Buenos Aires. The maximum range of the survey area covers approximately 6,000 km² for the CAN_100 and CAN_108 licences together. For the CAN_114 the area to be covered is about 3,500 km².
Equinor’s Impact Assessment
We have submitted our Impact Assessment for seismic in our northern licences for approval by the Argentinian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
The Impact Assessment shows that after planned mitigating actions the impacts are LOW for both mammals, sea birds, fish, squids, and turtles.