The Norwegians and Icelanders have decided to work together on aerial surveying in the so-called Dragon Area this autumn. The survey results will be key to the search for oil in the area.
Iceland’s National Energy Authority will carry out the surveys with the Norwegian earth studies agency and state oil authority. An aeroplane equipped with specialist research equipment will fly a detailed search pattern over 64,000 square kilometres of ocean to the east of Iceland in both Icelandic and Norwegian waters.
Data from the survey will allow a more detailed mapping of the area around the Jan Mayen shelf and will make it easier to pinpoint potential test drilling sites in the Dragon Area.