HOUSTON -- ION Geophysical Corp. subsidiary GX Technology (GXT) has extended its toolkit for processing seismic data acquired in various subsurface environments, including subsalt. In connection with these capability extensions, GXT has been awarded contracts by several E&P companies, including Cobalt International Energy LP, to process wide-azimuth (WAZ) datasets that have recently been acquired over a number of discoveries and exploration prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.
GXT says it will use its proprietary imaging technology to deliver high resolution subsurface images to help in the highgrading process of exploration portfolios, to optimize well placement during field development, and to refine production strategies for discovered reservoirs.
"Wide-azimuth surveys are becoming increasingly commonplace in challenging imaging environments like the Gulf of Mexico. These datasets take the degree of processing complexity to new levels. With the enhancements we have made to our imaging toolkit, we can now deliver a more accurate representation of the sub-surface to our clients in a timely and efficient manner," says Nick Bernitsas, senior VP of GXT Imaging Solutions group.