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PGS, TGS and Schlumberger WesternGeco win multi-client survey in Malaysia

Petronas is trying to stimulate investment in offshore exploration and production (E&P) by opening up an area of Malaysian offshore oilfields to multi-client data acquisition for the first time.

A consortium comprising the industry’s three largest multi-client companies, PGS, TGS and Schlumberger WesternGeco, has won the tender to undertake a multi-client seismic programme in offshore Sabah.

“With exploration and drilling progressing into deeper frontier waters, there is potential for new plays in the carbonate and syn-rift section. This large basin will benefit from modern, high-resolution broadband 3D seismic necessary to understand both the existing play concepts and new potential plays,” PGS said today in a statement.

The consortium will use a combination of some of the most technologically advanced survey techniques, including multi-sensor acquisition using marine isometric seismic technology, and advanced broadband 2D acquisition and processing.

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Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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