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    A2D awarded MMS contract

    News // September 1, 2003
    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has announced that it will acquire a substantial new multi-client 3D survey located along the offshore Louisiana shelf. Having received sufficient industry pre-funding for the program, TGS-NOPEC plans to begin field operations in September 2003.

    This ambitious project, called "Deep Resolve", will initiate what the company claimed is a "new era" of modern 3D seismic data along the Southern Additions of the Louisiana Outer Continental Shelf. For the last several years the multi-client seismic dataindustry has focused primarily on the deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico, but the Louisiana shelf area contains some of the Gulf's most prolific producing fields. Located predominately in the Ship Shoal and South Timbalier areas, the initial phase ofDeep Resolve will re-examine a number of those fields as well as illuminate deeper highly prospective geological formations.

    As evidenced by the ongoing success of TGS-NOPEC's newest Gulf of Mexico multi-client 2D project, "Phase 50", the deep shelf gas exploration play is one of the most active plays in North America. With longer offsets (9,000m) and enhanced processing techniques the Deep Resolve 3D survey is designed to provide exploration and production geoscientists with the state-of-the-art tools necessary to evaluate the region for deeper hydrocarbon accumulations.

    Due to the complexities of recording extremely long offsets in highly obstructed areas within the survey area, TGS-NOPEC has employed a two-vessel operation (the M/V Polar Search and the M/V Akademik Shatskiy) to acquire the 5,000 square kilometer inaugural phase of Deep Resolve.

    *regioin::The Americas
    Digital well log data company, A2D Technologies, has been awarded the US Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service (MMS) Digital Well Data Processing Contract.

    Chosen from a competitive field, A2D was granted the five-year contract based on evaluation criteria that included overall value proposition, superior technological capabilities, proven domain expertise and competitive pricing.

    The contract, set to take effect within the next few weeks, entrusts A2D with the technical and logistical aspects of the MMS' mandate to collect and distribute complete, defect-free processed well log data. As the MMS' agent, A2D will channel the distribution of US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) legacy and new release log data to the public.

    "The MMS contract award for management of the nation's critical offshore well log data assets is a tremendous vote of confidence for the people and technology of A2D," stated Dave Kotowych, President of A2D Technologies. "It demonstrates the value and strength of our well log data management model and supports our continuing vision to be the leading partner for the industry's digital well log data needs."

    A2D expects to realize considerable strategic benefits from this contract. Newly released OCS well log data will be more immediately available to A2D, expanding its superior market share of online industry log data sales. Also, by managing the MMS welllog data, A2D will enhance the value of its turnkey data management services for existing and new clients.

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