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    TGS to carry out new Gulf of Mexico multi-client 3-D survey

    Projects and Operations // January 6, 2006

    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) has announced that it will acquire a new multi-client 3-D seismic survey in the Main Pass and Viosca Knoll areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

    The company has contracted Reservoir Exploration Technology AS (RXT) to perform the acquisition of the 1,800 square kilometre survey utilizing a Vector-Seis Ocean Bottom Cable recording system.

    TGS Imaging will process the data with both pre-stack time and pre-stack depth migration algorithms.

    The Main Pass/ Viosca Knoll area is a very mature hydrocarbon producing region and the TGS Eastern Delta program will be the first modern vintage, long offset (9,000m) 3-D data recorded in the area. Water depths in the survey area range from 10m to 400m.

    The Eastern Delta programme was due to commence this month and is supported by pre-funding from multiple oil companies. Survey acquisition is expected to last approximately eight months.


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