WEST PERTH, Australia – The BGP Pioneer has started acquisition of the Buscador Near-Shore 2D seismic survey offshore Mexico.
According to partner Searcher Seismic, the project takes in 11,200 km (6,959 mi) of long-offset 2D data over nearshore areas on offer in the country’s licensing rounds 2, 3, and 4.
The data, to be processed at DownUnder GeoSolution’s Houston site, will cover proven mature and semi-mature regions and extends into shallow-water areas where there has been only limited drilling to date.
The survey is designed to tie key exploration wells and to establish a regional framework for the entire prospective near-shore Mexican area, according to Rachel Masters, Searcher’s global sales manager.
Searcher optimized the survey design using its Seisintel database, which draws on geospatial products derived from the Automatic Identification System.
“Considering the vast amount of modern data recently acquired in Mexico, it was invaluable to use the Seisintel database during planning to ensure all lines are uniquely positioned as well as being complementary to the existing data,” Masters said.
This is Searcher’s second seismic project in the Gulf of Mexico, joining the 17,700-sq km (6,564-sq mi) South Campeche Ultracube 3D reprocessing project which started last month.
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