GoM E-Octopus VII survey underway

WesternGeco began acquisition of the E-Octopus VII survey in November.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- WesternGeco began acquisition of the E-Octopus VII survey in November. The multi-client acquisition covers approximately 300 outer continental shelf (OCS) blocks in the Walker Ridge and Keathley Canyon areas of the US central Gulf of Mexico.

E-Octopus VII targets the Lower Tertiary trend in a subsalt imaging area of the Walker Ridge. The survey integrates previously acquired E-Octopus IV and E-Octopus VI phases to further expand the wide-azimuth coverage of the WesternGeco data library.

The new survey will use seismic data processing techniques including 3D GSMP generalized surface multiple prediction and anisotropic Reverse Time Migration (RTM).

With the addition of E-Octopus VII, WesternGeco will have acquired over 3,100 OCS blocks of high-quality Q-Marine wide-azimuth data in the GoM.

12/02/2009

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