CGG to survey offshore Mexico

Offshore staff

PARIS – The Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) has authorized CGG’s multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico.

The program, which will begin next month and is anticipated to take 12 months, will include the acquisition of about 200,000 line km (124,274 mi) over six areas across the Mexican Gulf of Mexico.

The project has received significant prefunding from the oil industry.

The company says the survey will provide coverage over the most prospective areas from the prolific Perdido fold belt with AOI 1, to the more mature near-shore heavy oil belt with AOI 6.

The airborne survey will also collect continuous data through the “transition zone” from the marine environment to onshore.

A comprehensive interpretation, combining this new data set with available geologic and geophysical data, will also be undertaken by CGG’s in-house interpretation team. The final results will be presented in ArcGIS format.

CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor said: “Combined with our other seismic, geologic and satellite multi-client data in Mexico, this new airborne survey will provide a unique geoscience-rich library to support the successful exploration and economic development of this high-potential area for many years to come.”


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