Spectrum Begins 2D Shoot Off Brazil

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

The survey covers an area north of the prolific Sergipe Basin that will 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.

Data will be processed in Spectrum’s Houston processing center with final PSTM and PSDM Broadband products available in Q4 2018, the company noted.

Richie Miller, EVP Multi-Client 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.”

This survey will be carried out in partnership with BGP Marine.

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