HOUSTON – TGS, in partnership with WesternGeco, has begun to acquire 3D multi-client, wide-azimuth seismic data over 11,655 sq km (4,500 sq mi) of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Patriot WAZ 3D survey will be the first orthogonal WAZ survey covering much of the existing Freedom WAZ data set, says TGS. The two data sets will be combined and the resulting WAZ portfolio will cover more than 39,000 sq km (15,054 sq mi).
The new seismic data is being acquired by a four-vessel WAZ fleet. The data will be processed by TGS and preliminary products will be available to participating companies in 2013 with a final processed product expected by 1Q 2014.
The survey is supported by industry funding.