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UK company completes seismic survey for oil in Jamaica

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 6:14 PM

Tullow Jamaica Limited has indicated that it has completed its preliminary seismic survey for oil exploration in Jamaica.

The United Kingdom-based oil company signed a Production Sharing Agreement with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in November 2014.

In an interview with JIS News, Manager of Oil and Gas at the PCJ, Brian Richardson, said the company began the initial survey in February and completed it in early March.

Richardson says the seismic survey allows the company to take pictures below Jamaica’s seabed using sound waves.

He further explains that the company will do a further evaluation based on images received.

Richardson says once the processing of that data is complete, Tullow will begin doing other interpretations to determine if there is something of interest that would require further seismic surveying.