TGS and Schlumberger have begun the acquisition of a number of surveys in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The pair will carry out survey work covering more than 7,000km2 in the Green Canyon, Atwater Valley and Ewing Bank protraction areas of the Central Gulf of Mexico.
The Revolution Xll and XIII surveys will be acquired using the Schlumberger WesternGeco Q-Marine point-receiver marine seismic system combined with the proprietary multivessel, Dual Coil Shooting acquisition technique, which will provide broadband, long-offset, full-azimuth data.
Acquisition is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2017 with final processed data available in early 2018.
TGS chief executive Kristian Johansen, said: “TGS is excited to return to the US Gulf of Mexico to continue its successful collaboration with WesternGeco. Together we have a strong track record of success in developing and delivering projects in this prolific part of the Central Gulf of Mexico.
“Our cooperation started in 2008 with acquisition of the Freedom WAZ survey and was followed later by the Liberty WAZ and Patriot M-WAZ surveys.
“The Revolution XII and XIII surveys benefit from the latest advances in seismic technology and will provide the E&P industry with critical information to support exploration and drilling activity in a region that is expected to remain a priority for our customers.”
This project is supported by industry funding.