Statoil signs up to Schlumberger’s seismic survey of Campeche Basin

Houston-based oilfield services multinational Schlumberger has made a deal whereby Norway’s Statoil has signed up to license a substantial portion of the wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multiclient seismic survey in Mexico’s Campeche Basin.

The survey is being conducted by the Schlumberger-owned geophysical services company, London-based WesternGeco.

The deepwater survey is compiling the industry’s first multi-client WAZ seismic data portfolio in the southern Gulf of Mexico (GoM). WAZ is an advanced seismic data acquisition technique that gives more refined imaging than previously available.

It is particularly valuable in an area like the Campeche Basin which has complex geology.

The results of the survey should give clients high-quality images to support future appraisal campaigns in the GoM.

This survey began in August and is part of the Mexican government’s policy of opening up its oilfield development to outside parties. It is expected to take three tears to complete.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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