Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has been awarded a high-fidelity 3D exploration program offshore Egypt. The survey is to be acquired using an Extended Long Offset (ELO) configuration with Ramform Tethys towing a wide multi-sensor GeoStreamer spread with an additional source vessel located several kilometres ahead, to enable efficient recording of offsets up to 16-kilometre critical for imaging deeper complex exploration targets.
According to PGS, the innovative ELO survey design combines optimal spatial sampling for better subsurface imaging with long offset acquisition for accurate velocity model building. ELO is a cost-competitive and efficient configuration compared to other solutions for imaging deep targets.
The Executive Vice President Sales and Services, PGS, Nathan Oliver, said: “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract, which secures PGS vessels to operate in Egyptian waters until May 2021, building on an extended campaign for several super majors since July 2020. In a rapidly changing energy market, exploration seismic requires increasingly advanced survey designs, such as the ELO configuration, to generate high quality seismic data in complex geologies.”
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