TGS, Schlumberger to collaborate on ocean bottom node projects in the GoM
This collaboration includes the 2,350-sq km (907-sq mi) Amendment Phase 1 project in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley protraction areas.
Supported by industry prefunding, Amendment Phase 1 began in early 2019 and data acquisition is expected to be completed in 3Q 2019.
Under the collaboration agreement, TGS and WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger, will work together to develop opportunities to co-invest in additional multi-client ocean bottom node projects in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The combination of ocean bottom node data, the associated velocity model improvement, full-waveform inversion and other data processing techniques will improve imaging of complex subsalt structures, the companies said.