TGS begins multi-client 2D survey offshore West Sumatra

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical has begun acquiring a new 9,550-km (5,934-mi) multi-client 2D survey offshore West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia -- TGS-NOPEC Geophysical has begun acquiring a new 9,550-km (5,934-mi) multi-client 2D survey offshore West Sumatra, Indonesia.

The new Sumatra survey is designed to complement the existing Northwest Sumatra and Sunda seismic, bathymetric, and coring data acquired as part of the TGS IndoDeep program. The IndoDeep program, previously referred to as Indonesia Frontier basin, was acquired and interpreted from 2006 to 2008. It includes 34,000 km (21,127 mi) of 2D seismic, 400,000 km (248,548 mi) of multi-beam bathymetric data, and 1,200 core samples covering approximately 1 million sq km (386,102 sq mi) of Indonesia's deepwater basins.

The initial interpretation of the Northwest Sumatra and Sunda IndoDeep programs has indicated that all the elements of a potential petroleum system are present in the new survey area. Supported by industry funding, the new project includes both long offset 2D seismic and gravity data acquired by theMV Mezen.

TGS plans to continue its expansion of the IndoDeep program, as well as grow its reach across Asia-Pacific with all its products and services.

"Our offering of high quality multi-client seismic data with the latest seismic processing technology in the region is under constant development," says Rod Starr, GM Asia-Pacific for TGS. "We will also introduce new offerings including geologic, interpretation, and well data services."

02/17/2009

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