Petroleum Geo-Services subsidiary Multi-Klient Invest has postponed work on an environmental assessment for its proposed seismic study off Nova Scotia.

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board said Wednesday that MKI would postpone the work by one year while the company assesses demand for new seismic data from the area.

If conducted, the environmental assessment would predict how the survey could impact the marine environment and would set out precautions that would minimise or eliminate any potential impacts.

MKI last year entered an agreement with TGS to carry out the survey between 2019 and 2028.