CGGVeritas extends Santos basin survey

CGGVeritas has extended its multi-client “Cluster” survey in the Santos basin, offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- CGGVeritas has extended its multi-client “Cluster” survey in the Santos basin, offshore Brazil. The original 23,000-sq-km (8,880-sq-mi) survey led to the Tupi, Jupiter, and Carioca discoveries, the company reports.

The data was reprocessed in 2008 using technology including Reverse Time Migration PSDM, enhancing the image of the reservoir beneath the salt.

Based on this success, a new 16,000-sq-km (6,178-sq-mi) high-quality Cluster Extension is now being acquired over open acreage to the south of the original survey. Acquisition of all six swaths is expected to be complete by March 2010.

Swaths three and four, the first to be acquired, are expected to be complete with Fast-Track PSTM and available to the industry late this summer.

Final deliverables offered for the Cluster Extension include Fast-Track PSTM after each swath, Controlled Beam Migration PSDM, Kirchhoff PSDM, and Reverse Time Migration PSDM.

06/08/2009

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