OSLO, Norway (27 June 2024) – TGS, a global leader in energy data and intelligence, today announced a new multi-client onshore 3D seismic survey, Birmingham 3D. The 206 KM2 survey is strategically located on the western flank of the Appalachian Basin, aligning with the most prospective trend of the Utica-Point Pleasant formation and Clinton sands.

Birmingham 3D will target multiple exploration zones, including the Ordovician Trenton and Black River, Cambrian reservoirs, Ordovician Utica/Point Pleasant and Silurian Clinton sands. This area is characterized by world-class source rocks in the Devonian Marcellus and Ordovician Utica formations. Birmingham sits just up-dip of the Point Pleasant – Utica condensate and light oil trend imaged by TGS’ Utica Merge 3D and will target the under-explored oil window of the Point Pleasant. Utilizing advanced seismic imaging, deep-rooted structures will be mapped, which are crucial for understanding hydrocarbon trapping, facies changes, basin heat flow and accurately landing horizontals.

TGS will leverage its extensive well performance & log library to calibrate the seismic subsurface data. With access to 73,857 wells and 144,597 logs in the Ohio portion of the Appalachian Basin, TGS also offers its proprietary formation tops database, updated well performance data through its Well Data Analytics platform, and Basin Temperature Modeling (BTM) products.

"TGS is committed to providing high-quality data and intelligence to drive exploration and production success onshore United States," said Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS. "The Birmingham 3D survey represents a significant investment toward understanding the full potential of the Appalachian Basin. Alongside our other supporting products in the region, such as our extensive well log library and interpretive products, we are confident this survey will provide valuable insights for our clients."

The acquisition of Birmingham 3D is scheduled to commence in early Q4 2024. Preliminary products are expected to be available by Q1 2025, and final data by Q3 2025.

This project is supported by industry funding.


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