ION reimaging 3D multi-client data offshore Mexico, Brazil

ION Geophysical Corp. has started a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the western Gulf of Mexico using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission data library.

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HOUSTONION Geophysical Corp. has started a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the western Gulf of Mexico using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library.

The Mexican Ridges 3D reimaging program is fully supported by industry funding and contains eight surveys covering about 28,800 sq km (11,120 sq mi) over the Mexican Ridges fold belt.

Fasttrack data is available now for the deepwater lease round (Round 2.4) in January 2018 and final products will be available for future license rounds in the area.

Ken Williamson, executive vice president and COO of ION’s E&P Technology and Services group, said: “There is strong continued client interest inMexico and demand for higher resolution data following the historic Zama-1 discovery. With the success of our Campeche reimaging program, ION is expanding its multi-client data offshore Mexico.

“Our regional expertise in theGulf of Mexico has enabled us to refine and test our geological understanding using the 3D data and provide cost-effective, high quality imaging to improve prospect identification and de-risk multiple exploration opportunities in the basin.”

On Tuesday, the company announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore Brazil. Supported by industry funding, the Picanha program provides a regional 3D framework into the complex Campos and Santos basins’ petroleum systems ahead of upcoming license rounds.

By using the latest broadband processing and imaging technology to reprocess and reimage 100,000 sq km (38,610 sq mi) of data from more than 50 interconnecting public-domain 3D surveys, ION is creating a regionally-calibrated, high quality and consistently-imaged 3D data set.

The large program will be delivered in phases to provide relevant bid round knowledge. The first 12,500 sq km (4,827 sq mi) over Round 14 have been delivered to clients and the next 25,000 sq km (9,653 sq mi) are in progress for delivery in December.

08/03/2017

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