CGG has delivered on schedule the final products of the Encontrado multi-client reprocessing project across the Gulf of Mexico’s Perdido fold belt to Mexico’s Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH).

The final reverse time migration (RTM), Kirchhoff migration, and associated data volumes covering a 38,000 sq km (14,672 sq mi) area straddling the Mexico/US border are available on a non-exclusive basis.

The uplift in the imaging of these final products over the Fast Trax RTM data delivered last year, the company claimed, means the prospective reservoirs can be identified and mapped in unprecedented detail. The improved depth information in the final volume also has a material impact on the understanding of the petroleum systems and the location, timing, volume, and type of hydrocarbons that may have charged the reservoirs. Collectively, these improvements enable an enhanced assessment of prospectivity in this emerging exploration frontier.

In addition, CGG said that it has embarked on a JumpStart fully integrated geoscience program to complement the seismic data from the Encontrado project. JumpStart programs are designed to review, validate, calibrate, and interpret all available seismic, well, and geologic data to deliver all the information needed in one place for a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum systems present.

Source: Offshore Mag -