Oslo: Oslo-listed TGS has received a seismic permit from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) authorizing the acquisition of a 181,500 km regional 2D seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico.
This survey will utilize four Seabird vessels.
The employment of the four Seabird vessels covers half of seismic experts Seabird’s fleet. Seabird is also listed in Oslo.
The survey, named Gigante, will cover the vast offshore sector of Mexico, including the Perdido fold belt and Campeche Bay, and line ties will be made in to the US Gulf of Mexico regional grids previously acquired by TGS.
Work will start in the second quarter of 2015.
“This survey will provide the industry with unprecedented continuous coverage across the rift basin, enhancing regional context and understanding of depositional systems and prospective regions. The grid ties known petroleum systems as well as vast underexplored areas of the basin as a springboard for new exploration. TGS is pleased to be a part of history as Mexico opens its oil and gas industry to international investments,” commented Robert Hobbs, CEO for TGS.