TGS Secures New Seismic Projects In Scoop/Stack, Permian, Montney Shale

TGS reported on Jan. 16 it landed three new onshore seismic projects in prolific North American basins such as the Anadarko and Permian basins and Canada’s Montney Shale.

The West Hackberry 3-D multi-client seismic survey is located north of TGS’ Loyal 3-D Complex in the Anadarko Basin. This new project will encompass 777 sq km (300 sq miles) predominantly in Garfield County, Okla. The Hackberry Complex will target a high potential area in the core of the prolific Mississippian Chester and Meramec intervals of the Scoop/Stack play fairway.

The Sanderson 3-D multi-client seismic survey is TGS’ third seismic project in the Permian Basin and is located along the eastern flank of the Delaware Basin to the east of TGS’ West Lindsey 3-D. The new project will encompass 464 sq km (179 sq miles) predominantly in Pecos County, Texas, and provide modern, high resolution 3-D seismic data to an area that is seeing high interest from E&Ps, according to the TGS press release. Strong potential exists in multiple zones including the Artesia Group on the shelf, the Delaware Sands and the prolific Wolfcamp, as well as the historic deep productive trends in the Siluro-Devonian and Ordovician Ellenburger.

The Dawson 3-D multi-client seismic survey is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada, and provides a complimentary addition to TGS’ existing footprint in this region. The new project will encompass about 70 sq km (27 sq miles) providing enhanced imaging solution of the Montney Shale Formation.

Permitting on all three surveys has already commenced and data acquisition is expected to begin within first-half 2018. Preliminary data will be available in second-quarter and third-quarter 2018. The data will be processed by TGS utilizing its modern land imaging technology.

“With support from our clients, TGS continues to strengthen our onshore position. I am pleased to announce such a diverse portfolio of new seismic projects in key shale basins of North America, such as the Permian Basin, Scoop/Stack and the Montney. With our growing onshore seismic library, combined with our vast database of well data and interpretive products, TGS is uniquely positioned to help our customers develop the best data-driven subsurface models to aid their exploration efforts,” Kristian Johansen, CEO for TGS, said in a statement.

All three projects are supported by industry funding, the release said.