North America

U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Modern 3D coverage, deepwater offshore

Industry-Leading Offshore Seismic Data

TGS has been a leading seismic provider in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) since the early days of offshore exploration.  In the 1980s and 1990s TGS acquired multiple phases of 2D seismic, creating a seamless grid of data across the entire region.  When the industry transitioned to 3D seismic, TGS was well positioned to apply its geological understanding of the GOM to target core areas to grow its library.  The same happened as exploration focus moved to subsalt imaging.  TGS responded by upgrading to WAZ and then M-WAZ acquisition in the same core areas.  Now TGS is once again at the forefront of new technology, delivering ultra-long offset OBN data to help exploration companies find new sub-salt resources close to existing infrastructure.

Data Coverage & Projects

The United States Gulf Of Mexico has been a target of large-scale oil and gas exploration for over a century. Learn more about the projects we offer in this area, explore our digital library and contact us about your exploration needs.


Declaration Refocus

  • 380 OCS blocks
  • Reprocessing of Multi WAZ & legacy NAZ in Mississippi Canyon & Viosca Knoll protraction areas

Amendment

  • 118 OCS blocks
  • Ultra-long off-set node survey
  • Combined with the underlying WAZ & DM FWI processing, these data provide step change in subsalt imaging.

Fusion

  • 1116 OCS blocks
  • Reprocessing of Multi WAZ in Mississippi Canyon & Atwater Valley protraction areas
  • Major update in frequency content & salt interpretation

Revolution XII & XIII

  • 306 OCS blocks
  • Dual coil acquisition in Green Canyon protraction area
  • Full Azimuth update in challenging salt area with proven reserves

Florida 3D

  • 519 OCS blocks
  • Long offset streamer survey in Lloyd Ridge and The Elbow protraction areas
  • The only industry available 3D survey in this area of high exploration potential that is partly under drilling moratorium (expiring 2022)

Engagement

  • 126.3 OCS Blocks
  • Ultra-long offset node survey
  • Extends the footprint of ultra-long data in the Northern Green Canyon protraction area

 

Our Data

Reprocessing

Imagining and data processing technology typically develops at a much faster pace than acquisition technology, driven by advances in compute power.  With its extensive library and intimate knowledge of the regional geology, TGS has led the industry in multi-client reprocessing of seismic data in the GOM.  TGS is currently applying a combination of technologies including Dynamic Matching FWI to improve the velocity and salt model, and increase the frequency content in data.  This reprocessing has strong support from many exploration and production companies and is targeting the Mesozoic level, including the highly prolific Norphlet play, as well as shallower horizons.

Well Data Products

Our solution gives geoscientists the subsurface depth and breadth of knowledge to understand drilling risks, reduce uncertainty, and improve well performance. Fast and easy access to TGS' vast library of well data is available through the R360, our unique subsurface intelligence portal.

Geoscience Interpretation

Our solution gives geoscientists the subsurface depth and breadth of knowledge to understand drilling risks, reduce uncertainty, and improve well performance. Fast and easy access to TGS' vast library of well data is available through the R360, our unique subsurface intelligence portal.

Contact Us

Get in contact with our North America team to ask more about how we can help you with your subsurface intelligence needs.

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U.S. Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 259: Proposed Notice of Sale

BOEM has published a Proposed Notice of Sale for Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 259 that will give stakeholders the opportunity to submit comments and recommendations to BOEM regarding the size, timing and location of the lease sale. The Inflation Reduction Act directed BOEM to hold Lease Sale 259 by March 31, 2023.

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GOM Lease Sale 259