SeaBird’s ‘Aquila Explorer’ en route to Mexico

SeaBird Exploration has announced that its Aquila Explorer 2D Source vessel is mobilizing for the TGS Gigante survey offshore Mexico.

According to the company, the vessel is expected to arrive in the area during October and will be the fifth SeaBird vessel on the project.

In June, the Norwegian company’s seismic vessels Hawk Explorer and Osprey Explorer started the campaign.

TGS, the company carrying out the seismic survey, in May received a seismic permit from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) authorizing the acquisition of a 181,500 km regional 2D seismic survey. It then announced that it would utilize four Seabird vessels to acquire an extensive regional grid of 2D multi-client seismic with 12,000 km offsets.

Gigante covers the vast offshore sector of Mexico, including world class producing trends such as the Perdido fold belt and Campeche Bay, and makes line ties in to the US Gulf of Mexico regional grids previously acquired by TGS.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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