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CGG awarded 3D survey offshore Colombia

18th June 2013

CGG awarded first proprietary BroadSeis 3D survey in Colombia, extending Latin American coverage

CGG awarded 3D survey offshore Colombia
The survey will start in Q3 2013 and is expected to take four months. The survey data set will be processed in CGG’s Houston data centre

CGG has announced that it has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and partner Ecopetrol to acquire and process a 5,500-km2 3D BroadSeis seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia.

“This is the largest marine seismic program ever acquired in Colombia and the first proprietary BroadSeis survey to be conducted in the country,” CGG said in a written statement.

The survey, covering portions of the Col 5; Ura 4, Fuerte Norte, Fuerte Sur and Purple Angel blocks, will be acquired by the CGG Viking towing a 10 x 100 x 7050 m spread in a BroadSeis configuration using steerable Sercel Sentinel solid streamers and CGG’s proprietary Dovetail acquisition solution designed to achieve more regular sampling and reduce infill.

The survey will start in Q3 2013 and is expected to take four months. The survey data set will be processed in CGG’s Houston data centre.

“[BroadSeis] will enhance imaging in this geologically challenging area known for its heavy faulting and strong multiple mask. BroadSeis will provide improved resolution of shallow targets and better penetration for the imaging of deeper objectives,” said CGG.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “CGG has now acquired over 50 BroadSeis surveys worldwide since its launch in 2010, confirming the position of BroadSeis as the industry’s preferred broadband technology.”