CGG begins first multi-client ocean bottom node survey in Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico

5/14/2019
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Photo: Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico.

PARIS -- CGG is pleased to announce commencement of its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey, taking CGG’s offshore data library to the next level of excellence. Located in the north-central region of the Gulf of Mexico, this dense OBN survey will provide well-sampled, full azimuthal coverage with long offsets, to deliver exceptional data for imaging the geologically complex structures in Mississippi Canyon.

Acquisition services are being provided by Seabed Geosolutions and the data will be processed by CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging in Houston. Implementation of CGG’s most advanced OBN processing techniques will provide a fine-tuned velocity model and improved definition of drilling targets.  Preliminary products will be available in third-quarter 2019, and final products are expected in first-quarter 2020.  

Supported by industry prefunding, CGG’s Mississippi Canyon Node survey paves the way for further CGG multi-client OBN surveys in the future.  

Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said: “We are pleased to initiate our first multi-client OBN survey, in this strongly growing market, as clients take advantage of the enhanced geologic understandings that OBN data and advanced imaging can deliver.”

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