Reimaging project commences for US central Gulf of Mexico

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. ASA and Schlumberger Ltd. are reimaging data covering 1,000 blocks in the central US Gulf of Mexico. Final results for the program are expected in early 2018, ahead of anticipated block turnover in the region. The study will reprocess 3D wide azimuth images covering 23,000 sq km previously acquired by both companies.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. ASA and Schlumberger Ltd. are reimaging data covering 1,000 blocks in the central US Gulf of Mexico. Final results for the program are expected in early 2018, ahead of anticipated block turnover in the region. The study will reprocess 3D wide azimuth images covering 23,000 sq km previously acquired by both companies.

Areas included in reimaging project are Mississippi Canyon, Atwater Valley, and Ewing Bank. Under the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-22 program, the central gulf will undergo two licensing rounds every year.

The central gulf Lease Sale 247, the 12th and final gulf sale under the Obama administration’s Outer Continental Shelf leasing program for 2012-17, will take place on Mar. 22. It will cover 9,118 blocks 3-230 miles offshore covering more than 48 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama (OGJ Online, Dec. 22, 2016).

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