The expanded coverage over the Malvinas and Austral basins comprises more than 19,000 km (11,806 mi) of broadband reprocessed 2D data to support future bid rounds, regional evaluations, and assessments of commercial opportunities.
According to the company, reprocessing the data with a modern broadband and AVO-compliant workflow improves imaging quality and provides regionally-consistent data coverage.
Joshua Thorp, the company’s vice president Data & Analytics, said: “Given the complexity and volume of vintage data involved, the project would not have been possible without support from the Secretariat of Energy and several industry partners who have all contributed data and significant resources to make this project a reality.
“The uplift between the legacy and reprocessed data is significant. Geological features are far more visible in the reprocessed data, such as faults and prograding clinoforms.
“Imaging of deeper stratigraphy and basement has also improved immensely, both critical elements assisting with source pod identification,” Thorp added.