CGG has now received all necessary permits to start acquiring the industry’s first regional broadband seismic survey of the Barreirinhas Basin in the Equatorial Margin of northern Brazil in early November. The MegaBar 3D multi-client survey has received strong industry support and will benefit from the full bandwidth offered by BroadSeis™ to illuminate the untapped potential of this frontier basin.
The 14,500 km2 survey is being acquired by the Oceanic Vega deploying Sercel Sentinel® solid streamers. The high-end BroadSeis dataset will be processed in CGG's Rio de Janeiro Subsurface Imaging center using the latest processing technology. The processing will also benefit from extensive in-house experience of the Brazilian Equatorial margin and its specific challenges. Fast-track processing deliverables will be available in several phases, starting in May 2016.