3D service to support exploration offshore Malaysia

Bell Geospace, Onyx Engineering, and Petronas have unveiled a multi-client 3D full tensor gradiometry and magnetic survey data package covering areas offshore Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah.

Offshore staff

EDINBURGH, UKBell Geospace, Onyx Engineering, and Petronas have unveiled a multi-client 3D full tensor gradiometry (FTG) and magnetic survey data package covering areas offshore Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah.

Fully processed and interpreted library data is currently available spanning 158,000 sq km (61,004 sq mi), with additional data to being added from this month onwards.

According to Bell Geospace, FTG data is unique in providing a coherent 3D perspective, which is said to deliver tangible improvements to the exploration workflow.

Executive vice president John Macfarlane said: “The ongoing licensing bid round is an ideal time to introduce this program and is an excellent opportunity to prioritize future acquisition for interested parties.

“Our regional FTG data will play a significant role in the exploration process for companies working or considering working in Malaysia, allowing for the first time ever, a rapid selection of areas of interest for bidding and for planning for subsequent seismic acquisition and interpretation work.”

Proprietary infill data will be acquired on a plan designed to resolve geology of less than 1 km (0.6 mi), with an option to specify tighter line spacing according to each operator’s objectives.

The consortium will also provide a comprehensive feasibility study to prospective operators, outlining the precise survey plan required to resolve sub-surface geological issues.

02/13/2017

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