TGS-Nopec begins deepwater GoM 3D reprocessing project

TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. has initiated an extensive 3D seismic reprocessing project called MC Revival in the shallow water of the Gulf of Mexico.

TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. has initiated an extensive 3D seismic reprocessing project called MC Revival in the shallow water of the Gulf of Mexico.

The project covers over 14,000 sq km (627 OCS blocks) in the Mississippi Canyon area offshore Louisiana. Employing the latest algorithms for 3D Kirchhoff pre-stack time migration (PSTM), TGS-Nopec will produce migrated gathers as well as several partial stack volumes to facilitate advanced amplitude vs. offset (AVO) analysis. MC Revival is supported with customer pre-funding and will be delivered in three phases, with final completion scheduled during the third quarter of 2004.

TGS-Nopec's original Mississippi Canyon 3D program was acquired in 1999-2000 with 8000-m streamer offsets. It remains one of the most widely used surveys for exploration in the Mississippi Canyon area as well as one of the largest regional 3D seismic programs ever recorded in the GoM.

The company also offers a Mississippi Canyon 3D pre-stack depth migrated product (PSDM) that was made available in October 2002.

10/23/03

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