CGG completes processing of seismic data offshore the Philippines

French geophysical services company CGG has completed processing of the Carabao regional multi-client study acquired offshore the Philippines.

CGG said on Wednesday that the study integrated over 8,500 kilometers of new broadband pre-stack time-migrated 2D BroadSeis data and complementary marine gravity and magnetic data acquired with the seismic.

According to the company, the processed data is now ready for delivery.

The data was acquired from May to August 2016 and processed in CGG’s Singapore imaging center. The survey connects diverse sedimentary basins across the Philippines from West Palawan, the only producing basin in the country, across the Sulu Sea, to the Philippines Mobile Belt.

The survey area is characterized by extensional and compressional tectonic elements and displays positive indications of active petroleum systems.

The marine gravity and magnetic data were acquired and processed in parallel with the seismic survey by CGG Multi-Physics. This potential field data will aid interpretation by providing an overview of the basement-controlled structural trends in the area. The potential field data can also discriminate between volcanics, intrusives, carbonates, and salt.

Luc Schlumberger, EVP of Multi-Client & New Ventures at CGG, said: “Our Carabao regional study is part of CGG’s strategy to provide a greater understanding of prospective regions by combining our geological expertise with state-of-the-art geophysical technology in integrated geoscience programs.

“This program will provide new insight into this underexplored region. We are confident it will underpin future exploration success by enabling petroleum explorers to better understand the geological history of this complex area and its petroleum potential.”