TGS started the Otos multibeam survey and the first stage of a seep and geochemistry program in the US Gulf of Mexico. The survey is designed to mirror the successful Gigante multibeam and seep study in the Mexican Gulf of Mexico, conducted in 2016.
The program will cover approximately 289,000sq km and includes 250 cores with advanced geochemistry analysis. TGS will continue to work with the same acquisition providers as in the Mexico program, Fugro (multibeam) and TDI Brooks (coring and geochemical analysis). Final results in all areas should be available in late 2017.
"The Otos multibeam and seep study will provide new insight into the distribution of different source rock geology throughout the US Gulf of Mexico and link this in a consistent fashion to the recent successful survey in Mexico," said Kristian Johansen, CEO, TGS. "This new project is in an area where TGS has a strong track record and a large complimentary data library."
This project is supported by industry funding.
Image: Otos multibeam map/TGS