Planned surveys in our southern licences
Equinor has made a commitment to the Argentinian government to carry out 3D seismic surveys in our licences across the Austral and Western Malvinas Basins, within the first exploration period.
The seismic acquisition area will be carried out in Federal Waters around 30 km offshore from the city of Río Grande, in the Province of Tierra del Fuego. The maximum size of the survey area covers approximately 7,810 km² through Equinor’s three operated licences (AUS_105, AUS_106 and MLO_121), as well as parts of neighbouring licences. The survey area will probably be between 6,000 and 7,000 km².
Equinor’s Impact Assessment
Equinor’s Impact Assessment for the planned seismic in our southern licenses shows that after implementation of the planned mitigating actions, the operations may have a MODERATE impact on mammals and sea birds, and a LOW impact on fish and squids.