Schlumberger has launched a new survey in the Campeche Basin expanding its Gulf of Mexico multiclient wide-azimuth seismic data portfolio.
According to the company, the acquisition of the industry’s first multiclient wide-azimuth survey offshore Mexico will cover 80,000 sq km using two fleets of WesternGeco vessels, including Amazon Class, the world’s first purpose-designed 3D seismic vessels.
“Building on our experience in the US Gulf of Mexico, we are focused on collaborating with customers to understand and prioritize the hydrocarbon potential in the Mexican waters of the Gulf,” said Maurice Nessim, president, WesternGeco. “We have begun acquisition of high-quality seismic images of the Campeche Basin, which when combined with advanced modeling and interpretation, will help our customers identify new exploration opportunities and minimize risk.”
Subsurface challenges in the Campeche Basin, including near-salt and subsalt structures, complex faulted structures, and deep-thrusted structures, are overcome using a suite of wide-azimuth, long offset and broadband seismic surveys. In such complex geology, where illumination of the subsurface is challenging, wide-azimuth acquisition and broadband imaging technologies deliver advanced data to support identification of subtle structural and stratigraphic traps, provide better delineation of fractures, and improve reservoir characterization.
The seismic acquisition program is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. Additional Schlumberger multiclient projects in Mexico include reimaging of the Campeche and Perdido basins.