TGS has released volume data, collected from its Dynamic Matching FWI (full-waveform inversion), from the West Kermit 3D seismic survey in the Delaware Basin, TGS announced June 17.

With the goal of enhancing its subsurface insights, the final new data volumes include time reprocessing and a fully integrated depth model for diving wave and reflection Dynamic Matching FWI.

West Kermit spans 1,054 sq km across Loving and Winkler counties, Texas and aids in evaluating and developing multi-targeted Delaware Basin acreage.

TGS stated that the FWI enhances the structural image of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring intervals main reservoir zones.

The West Kermit 3D seismic survey
TGS' West Kermit 3D seismic survey spans across Loving and Winkler counties, Texas, for the evaluation and development of Delaware Basin acreage. (Source: TGS)

“These new volumes from our onshore processing team’s efforts on West Kermit 3D mark an important milestone in TGS' onshore strategy and provides a platform for future growth in this prolific area,” said David Hajovsky, executive vice president of Multiclient at TGS.

The enhanced image now shows visible depositional transitions from the Capitan Reef—found in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico—to the basin clastic deposits of the Delaware Mountain Group.

“When combined with our geological database and interpretive products, we are well positioned to enhance subsurface insight and decision-making for exploration and development efforts in the Permian Basin,” Hajovsky said.


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