TGS and Schlumberger have agreed to work on a new multiclient nodal seismic project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The project, named “Amendment,” will comprise acquisition of a 2,350-km2 multiclient seismic survey in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley protraction areas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This area includes open acreage, existing producing assets and new discoveries.
Seismic data will be acquired using Fairfield Geotechnologies 4C nodal acquisition technology with operations expected to commence in Q4 2018. TGS and Schlumberger will apply their full azimuth processing expertise and expect to deliver final data to customers in Q1 2020.
"The Amendment project will enhance our current data coverage in the Central U.S. Gulf of Mexico. E&P companies are showing increased interest in the benefits of nodal seismic data to overcome imaging challenges in this region. In the Amendment project, TGS and Schlumberger will reimage underlying WAZ seismic data to provide modern, high-quality nodal seismic data to our clients," commented Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS.
Maurice Nessim, president, WesternGeco, Schlumberger, added: "Schlumberger and TGS have built up extensive geophysical and geological knowledge in this prolific part of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. In line with the WesternGeco asset-light strategy, the application of nodal seismic technology and state-of-the-art imaging techniques will help to accelerate hydrocarbon discovery, development and production for our clients. This unique dataset will provide a step change in illuminating complex subsurface structures and help E&P companies to maximise the value of their producing assets and rejuvenate their exploration portfolios."