LONDON – Norwegian contractor Global Geo Services (GGS) and data management/solutions specialist Interica Ltd. UK have formed GGS-Interica Ltd. UK.
The joint venture will manage and license the Persian Carpet 2000 dataset that GGS acquired during 1999-2005. This comprises 116,000 km (72,079 mi) of multi-client 2D data, 120 wells and 30,000 km (18,641 mi) of gravity data, all interpreted and available in Kingdom or Petrel workstation formats.
Both GGS and GGS-Interica will market it to companies interested in Iran’s new bidding process, which is due to be unveiled early next year.
To ensure a full scale re-processing of the PC 2000 data and development of new related products, GGS-Interica has secured a non-transferable PC 2000 license.
The joint venture company has selected various representative lines for a trial reprocessing in preparation for any offshore Iran bidding.
Early results, using the latest Demultiple and broadband processing algorithms, are said to show a great improvement in the data which should assist interpretation, AVO analysis, or seismic inversions.
Over the next few weeks GGS-Interica will choose a contractor to perform reprocessing of the entire dataset which, at the time of acquisition was said to be the largest 2D dataset worldwide.