ASKER, Norway -- The geological products and services division of TGS-NOPEC (TGS) has begun a new multi-client interpretive study of offshore Brazil using the company's Facies Map Browser (FMB) application. The FMB allows explorationists to visualize the distribution of, and relationship between, the various elements of a petroleum system within a depositional basin.
The new study will use borehole information and seismic data to map the development of depositional systems offshore Brazil in the form of sequence constrained environmental facies distribution maps. The first phase of the project, the Santos basin FMB, is scheduled for completion by end 1Q 2009. Additional phases in the Campos and Espirito Santo basins will be completed in 2009 and 2010, the company says.