CGG Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered state-of-the-art broadband 4-D seismic results ahead of schedule from BP Angola’s latest monitor survey offshore Angola, the company said on Oct. 2.
This achievement builds on previous 4-D seismic processing projects undertaken for BP Angola.
The enhanced imaging volumes from the Greater Plutonio development in the Lower Congo Basin were delivered four weeks early for this time-critical BP project. Faster than expected completion of this workflow, which included the latest advanced proprietary deghosting and demultiple technology, was made possible by continued investment in CGG’s high-performance computing capacity and the advance of its technology, along with close collaboration with the BP team.
“We were very impressed by the CGG team’s commitment to achieving an early delivery of the data on what was already a challenging schedule. The early delivery of results will accelerate our active reservoir management program for this field,” Radwa El Zidan, geophysicist from the BP-Angola asset team, said.
The company also said it is now targeting a final investment decision on the $20.5 billion Browse project in first-half 2021.
Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Oct. 8 results from a closely watched appraisal well showed its Dorado field in Western Australia could produce at the higher end of expectations.
Santos said Sept. 27 it had been awarded new acreage on-trend with the Dorado discovery in the adjacent permit, offshore Western Australia, in a joint venture with BP Plc.