BrasilSPAN claims first contiguous dataset of Brazil's coastline

ION Geophysical has acquired an additional 28,000 km (17,398 mi) of regional seismic data covering Brazil's southern Santos, Pelotas, and northeastern Equatorial basins.

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HOUSTON -- ION Geophysical has acquired an additional 28,000 km (17,398 mi) of regional seismic data covering Brazil's southern Santos, Pelotas, and northeastern Equatorial basins.

The BrasilSPAN program, which contains 42,000 km (26,097 mi), offers the first contiguous dataset of Brazil's coastline, the company says.

The Pelotas addition to BrasilSPAN is designed to provide an improved understanding of the southern Santos and Pelotas basins. The 11,000 km (6,835 mi) Pelotas dataset, in combination with ION's CongoSPAN program offshore Angola, should provide geoscientists with a deeper understanding of the continental break-up between Brazil and Africa by highlighting potential conjugate ties in the southern Atlantic, the company says.

Pre-stack time migration (PSTM) and pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) data is available for the Pelotas program. PSDM data for the northeastern Equatorial extension is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter.

01/12/2010

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