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Regional Seismic Survey (2013-2014)

2013 saw the commencement of the Regional Seismic Survey Project that was completed in 2014. This was a major 2D regional seismic survey undertaken by the Department in conjunction with ENI Ireland BV over Ireland's Atlantic frontier basins. The survey acquired 16,800 km of full-fold 2D regional seismic data and gravity and magnetic data.  A map showing the coverage of the survey can be viewed here.

This is the largest seismic survey acquired in the Irish offshore, and provides a regional grid of high-quality seismic data over Ireland's frontier basins, infilling existing surveys and providing new coverage to fill data gaps.

The new data will aid our understanding in identifying potential prospectivity for oil and gas offshore Ireland, and will be of particular interest to Government, industry and researchers.

The data acquired in the survey is available to purchase from the Department. Information on the different types of data available and associated costs can be found below.

In June 2015 this project was awarded Winner in the Offshore Ireland category of the Maritime Industry Awards.


2013 Data

2013 RSS Data available for purchase (map)
2013 RSS Basin Datasets (map)
2013 RSS Data available
2013 RSS P1/90 Navigation Data (zip)

2014 Data

2014 RSS Data available for purchase (map)
2014 RSS Basin Datasets (map)
2014 RSS Data Available
2014 RSS P1/90 Navigation (zip)

Queries in respect of the Regional Seismic Survey should be submitted by email to

Shapefiles for 2013 & 2014 acquisition are available to download at here.