ASKER, Norway -- TGS-NOPEC Geophysical is acquiring a new 6,900 sq km (2,664 sq mi) multi-client 3D survey in the DeSoto Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The new survey, named Hernando, covers a 300 OCS block area.
The MV BOS Arctic already has acquired approximately 25% of the project and is scheduled to complete the acquisition in May of 2009.
The project deliverables will include pre-stack time migration as well as anisotropic Kirchhoff and wave equation pre-stack depth migrations. Gravity data is also being collected along with the seismic data.
This project is supported by industry funding and participants will receive fast track data covering a 1,100 sq km (425 sq mi) area prior to the March 2009 lease sale, the company says.