ION completes reprocessing offshore Barbados seismic data

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – ION Geophysical Corp. has completed the Barbados reprocessing project, in coordination with the recent announcement of the country’s 2015 offshore licensing campaign.

Barbados reprocessing is a multi-client 2D seismic program encompassing more than 9,000 km (5,592 mi) of newly imaged pre-stack time migration (PSTM) and pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) data designed to advance understanding of the Tobago Trough, Barbados Ridge, Barbados Trough forearc basins, and the Outer Deformation Front.

The data was originally captured in 1999, and reprocessed using the latest imaging techniques from ION’s GX Technology team. Combined with adjacent BasinSPAN regional data in Trinidad & Tobago, the project expands ION’s coverage in the eastern Caribbean and delivers prospect-level data for detailed exploration.

“This reprocessed data shows significant improvement in resolution, and provides both an exploration-grade grid and a full regional geological study for evaluating the hydrocarbon potential offshore Barbados and beyond,” said Brian Horn, senior vice president of ION’s E&P Advisors group. “Our goal is to deliver to prospective bidders the fullest and most advanced framework, including seismic ties and conjugates with neighboring basins and existing wells.”


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