Spectrum begins multi-client 2D seismic survey offshore Argentina
Spectrum, in partnership with BGP Marine, has started a 35,000-km (21,748-mi) multi-client 2D seismic survey covering 435,000 sq km (167,954 sq mi) offshore Argentina.
In cooperation with YPF S.A. and the authorization of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the survey will provide a detailed seismic grid over this under-explored frontier area of Argentina, allowing for basin-wide studies of the area as well as prospect/lead level interpretation studies for upcoming license rounds.
Data is being acquired with a 12,000-m (39,370-ft) streamer with continuous recording to enable extended recording lengths and high fold data to enable full interpretation from Moho to water bottom. The data will be processed with PSTM, PSDM, and Broadband products with first deliveries expected in early 4Q 2017.
The new data will be used to assist the ministry in placement and design of parcels for the future license rounds offshore Argentina.
Richie Miller, executive vice president Multi-Client Americas, said: “With the commencement of our first program in Argentina we again start to build a core area for Spectrum to grow and expand on. There has been no deepwater exploration in Argentina and this survey will allow industry to get a look at a frontier area for the first time with modern long offset high fidelity data…”
This survey is supported by industry funding.