TGS commences new multi-client 3D wide azimuth survey in Gulf of Mexico

23 May 2012OSE

HOUSTON (23 May 2012) - TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client wide azimuth (WAZ) survey covering over 3,500 km  in the Gulf of Mexico.

The survey, Independence WAZ 3D, continues TGS' Constitution group of WAZ projects, including Freedom, Liberty and Justice, which together total 27,622 km2 in the deep water Gulf of Mexico.

"We are pleased to extend our expansive WAZ coverage in the Gulf of Mexico. This survey, along with the other WAZ surveys within TGS' Constitution group, will help provide our clients with a clearer image of the geologically complex substructure in the prolific Mississippi Canyon region. Industry support of the new survey indicates increasing interest to explore in the region," commented Rod Starr, Senior VP Western Hemisphere for TGS.

The new seismic data is being acquired by a four-vessel WAZ fleet.  The data will be processed by TGS and preliminary products will be available to participating companies in Q4 2012 with a final processed product expected in 2013.

The survey is supported by industry funding.

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TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS' geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, the industry's largest global database of digital well logs and regional interpretive products. TGS also provides high-end depth imaging services to help resolve complex seismic imaging problems.

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