CGG STARTS NEW WALKER RIDGE REIMAGING PROGRAM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

CGG has announced the start of a new seismic data reimaging program in the prospective Walker Ridge area, as part of a major reimaging campaign being conducted in the Gulf of Mexico. The Walker Ridge program covers approximately 300 OCS blocks including two priority areas of significant industry interest. Advanced proprietary imaging technologies will be applied to this program to unlock the full potential of existing seismic data and provide significant uplift in subsurface imaging.
Given recent discoveries and proven production in Walker Ridge, the new program has received strong industry prefunding from clients actively exploring and drilling for oil and gas within this basin. CGG’s Walker Ridge Wide-Azimuth and StagSeis DEUX surveys will provide input for the project and the reprocessed data will deliver valuable, high-quality imaging throughout the program with two priority discovery areas being processed on an accelerated schedule. Final products are expected in February 2021 and May 2021 respectively, ahead of the full program results, due out by the end of 2021.
The target of CGG’s new program is the prolific Wilcox formation which is deformed by thrusts and folds beneath multiple thick salt sheets and shales that have historically been difficult to image. To better define this challenging and complex area, CGG will reprocess existing data with 3D deghosting, 3D SRME and its advanced new velocity modelling technologies, including Time-Lag FWI and FWI Imaging. Preliminary test results show significant uplift in imaging of the subsalt fold-belts and continuity of reflectors within the Eocene and Paleocene exploration targets.
Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said: “Production in the Walker Ridge area has been consistent and continues to grow with recent discoveries. As the industry leader in seismic data processing, we are continually developing new technology and techniques that we can apply to existing data to provide our clients with the best, most technically advanced images of the subsurface. Advances in technology and the results from this project will allow for more efficient decision-making in finding and producing oil and gas.”
(Source: CGG)

PETROFAC AWARDED FIVE-YEAR INTEGRATED SERVICES CONTRACT WITH ITHACA

September 16, 2020

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business today announces the award of a multi-million dollar Integrated Services Contract with...

Read More+
VOPAK AND BLACKROCK TO ACQUIRE THREE FACILITIES FROM DOW ON US GULF COAST

September 15, 2020

Dow has selected a new 50/50 joint venture of Royal Vopak and BlackRock's Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund to acquire three major industrial...

Read More+
SEADRILL TAKES CONTROL OF ASIA OFFSHORE DRILLING

September 15, 2020

The Norwegian offshore driller based in Hamilton, Bermuda, announced its acquisition of the minority holding of 33.76% of the share capital of Asia...

Read More+
OIL COMPANY PKN ORLEN TO ACHIEVE EMISSIONS NEUTRALITY BY 2050

September 15, 2020

PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare aspiration to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, by...

Read More+
APACHE COMMENCES OPERATIONS AT KESKESI-1 WELL OFFSHORE SURINAME

September 15, 2020

Apache Corporation and Total provided an update to the technical evaluation of the Kwaskwasi-1 discovery well offshore Suriname.As previously announced,...

Read More+
P&A SPECIALIST WELL-SAFE SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES WEST EPSILON JACKUP FROM SEADRILL

September 14, 2020

Well-Safe Solutions announced the acquisition of the West Epsilon jack-up rig from Seadrill sparking another job boost for the company.Built in 1993,...

Read More+
INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS AT TOGC 2020 FOCUS EXHIBITION

September 14, 2020

The closed-door Transportation Oil and Gas Congress 2020 (TOGC 2020) will be held on 16–17 November 2020 in Milan, Italy. Midstream industry experts...

Read More+
GAZPROM TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION CAPACITIES IN RUSSIAN FAR EAST

September 14, 2020

In the east of Russia, the systematic expansion of production capacities continues at the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia. In 2020, it is planned to...

Read More+
HAKURYU-11 TO DRILL OFFSORE HOKKAIDO FOR MITSUI

September 14, 2020

Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. has entered into a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. for the provision of the jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-11.The...

Read More+
ABAN ICE – OLDEST DRILLSHIP IN OPERATION

September 13, 2020

According to the Infield offshore rig database, the mid-water drillship Aban Ice operated and owned by the Aban Offshore based in Chennai, India, is...

Read More+
AUSTRALIA’S COAL AND GAS ELECTRICITY GENERATION SOURCES TO BE OVERTAKEN BY SOLAR AND WIND

September 12, 2020

Australia’s top two electricity generation sources, coal and natural gas, have both seen demand in the country peak, a Rystad Energy analysis shows....

Read More+
NOAA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO CONTINUE JOINT HYDROGRAPHIC CENTER

September 12, 2020

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement to the University of New Hampshire for the continuation of the Joint Hydrographic...

Read More+