CGG has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire and process a 16,314-km2 3D seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia. The survey will be the largest marine seismic program ever acquired in Colombia and follows CGG's successful completion of Anadarko's 5,500-km2 3D Fuerte survey offshore Colombia in 2013.
The survey, covering portions of the Col-1 and Col-2 blocks, will be acquired by the Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega. These environmentally certified vessels are the flagships of CGG's seismic fleet. Each vessel will tow a 12 x 120 x 8,100 m spread using Sercel's Sentinel® steerable solid streamers and CGG's proprietary DovetailTM efficient acquisition solution designed to achieve more regular sampling and reduce infill. The survey will start in the second quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval. The survey data will be processed in CGG's Houston subsurface imaging center.