Spectrum starts 2D Sergipe Basin survey off Brazil

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Spectrum has begun a 6,000-kilometer 2D program over the Pernambuco-Paraiba basins along the Eastern Margins of Brazil.

The multi-client specialist said in a market update that the survey, carried out in partnership with BGP Marine, covers an area north of the prolific Sergipe Basin that would be included in Round 16 scheduled for 2019.

The survey is being acquired with a 12,000-meter cable to record data necessary to understand basin architecture as well as to image prospective zones similar to the large oil discoveries in the Sergipe Basin.

Spectrum said the data will be processed in Spectrum’s Houston processing centre with final pre-stack time migration (PSTM) and pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) broadband products available in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Richie Miller, EVP multi-client for Americas, said: “This survey is the next step in producing a continuous modern long-offset survey covering all of the offshore areas of Brazil. The industry has a need for modern seismic data in this region, especially when the area will be included in Round 16.

“The Sergipe Basin area to the south of Pernambuco has seen strong interest in the past three rounds, and we expect the same for this area in Round 16, scheduled in 2019.”

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