Work has now started on the second acquisition phase: the survey started in March, and CGG plans to issue first results in 1Q 2021.
According to CGG, operators are focusing increasingly on deeper, higher-risk Jurassic and Triassic plays, typically under HP/HT conditions. But the complex structural processes associated with Permian salt movement has complicated imaging of these deeper reservoir targets.
The new survey provides long-offset, full-azimuth coverage and a low-frequency signal in a shallow-water environment, combined with CGG’s OBN processing and imaging technologies.
The aim is to provide new insight to help de-risk these plays while assisting further development of existing fields in the region.
Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO of CGG, said the data would help de-risk recently awarded blocks under the UK’s 32nd License Round.