Getting the most from seismic data ///

New, regional 2D seismic data can create fresh insights into basin architecture and regional play concepts, but low oil prices have forced everyone to look hard at every investment, particularly in frontier areas with lengthy payback periods. One low-risk approach to keeping the exploration prospect pipeline flowing, is to reprocess and re-evaluate old seismic data. There is an old rule of thumb that if your data are five years old, they are worth reprocessing, but if they’re 10 years old, they’re worth reshooting. Recent experience in Mexico has shown the potential to push these limits much further.

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