Airborne gravity survey slated for offshore Mexico

The Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) has authorized French geophysical services company CGG to conduct a multiclient airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. The acquisition will include about 200,000 km of 2D seismic over six areas across the southern gulf.

Data acquisition will start in March and is expected to take a year to complete. The survey will cover several prolific areas such as the Perdido fold belt and the more-mature near-shore heavy oil belt.

Last year CNH approved the acquisition of multibeam, coring, geochemical analysis data over 600,000 sq km in Mexican waters (OGJ Online, Aug. 24, 2015). That work was conducted by TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co.

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