OSLO, Norway – PGS has released more full integrity products from the Flex Vision data rejuvenation program in the Gulf of Mexico.
The application of new imaging technology to the Flex Trend has revealed near-field opportunities that boost potential far beyond original estimates, the company said.
New data unlocks opportunities adjacent to existing discoveries, to enable infrastructure-led exploration in an area of the Gulf of Mexico that has been producing oil and gas for more than two decades. Salt, the biggest challenge for exploration on the Flex Trend, is resolved with high-quality depth imaging and improved velocity control.
According to the company, the final data from the Flex Vision program demonstrates improvements in image quality, resolution, bandwidth, and geologic accuracy. The data rejuvenation process started from field tapes and applied the latest broadband imaging techniques and workflows, from data conditioning, noise, and multiple suppression, to new model building and imaging algorithms.
The Flex Vision rejuvenated dataset covers 727 blocks (about 17,000 sq km or 6,564 sq mi) over the mature shelf and shelf break areas of the US Gulf of Mexico, from Vermilion in the west to Grand Isle in the east, along with northern portions of Garden Banks and Green Canyon. High-resolution Kirchhoff and least-squares RTM products are now available.