PGS has started the Phase 4 of the Sabah MultiClient 3D (MC3D) survey using the Ramform Hyperion vessel.
Sabah represents the first ever MultiClient project in Malaysia, the company said.
PGS will acquire up to 10 000 sq. km of GeoStreamer data, adding to the existing 37 000 sq. km multi-phased Sabah MC3D.
The Sabah MultiClient 3D lies offshore the northwest of Sabah, Malaysia, within a proven petroleum system with enormous potential.
The uplift in quality provided so far by the multisensor broadband seismic data, in Sabah phases 1-3, has allowed clear delineation of the seismic facies within the complex Miocene-Pliocene fold and thrust belt. The deeper sections below the fold and thrust belt have been clearly imaged for the first time, enabling a better understanding of the basin development and deeper targets, PGS explained.
Phase 4 dataset will extend the petroleum exploration playground for oil companies interested in Asia.