In the ongoing competition for spec superlatives, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has claimed a record for the industry’s “largest ever non-exclusive 3D pre-stack depth migration project,” covering approximately 15,400 square kilometers in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.
Paradigm Geophysical has been awarded the depth imaging which will be carried out in its Houston data processing center. Paradigm is to install software to permit on-line collaborative quality control in TGS-NOPEC. Services will be performed using Paradigm’s e-Geoscience environment through a dedicated telecommunications line between Paradigm’s Houston service center and TGS-NOPEC’s Houston offices.
Hank Hamilton, TGS-NOPEC’s Chief Executive Officer noted, “Our choice of Paradigm Geophysical is based on the company’s proven ability to produce high quality results in this specialized form of subsurface imaging and on our confidence that they can deliver on schedule.”
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The first phase of this project, covering approximately 2,700 square kilometers, is scheduled for delivery prior to the Central Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale in March 2001.
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