Podgorica, (MINA-BUSINESS) – According to the Montenegro Hydrocarbon Administration, Shearwater’s ship for offshore 3D seismic imaging, Polar Empress, has completed around 50 percent of the total area of the blocks off the Montenegrin coast.
“From the beginning of the imagining until Monday, the ship covered an area of around 600 square kilometres, which is approximately 50 percent of the total area of blocks, four, five, nine and ten,” the Administration says in a press release.
The press release says that all environmental protection measures and monitoring of the related parameters have been carried out in line with the Environmental Impact Assessment Study.
The licensed marine mammal and sea turtle observers on board of Polar Empress have not registered any changes so far indicating negative impact of the 3D imaging on biodiversity of the sea.
The Administration says that, weather permitting, seismic imaging of the offshore area will take 34 days.
The imaging, commissioned by the concessionaires Eni and Novatek, is carried out by Shearwater, in line with a concession agreement for hydrocarbon exploration and production.
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