PGS Receives Approval to Reprocess and Expand Uruguay MC3D Dataset

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PGS has received approval from ANCAP to reprocess and rejuvenate its Uruguay MC3D GeoStreamer dataset.

Originally acquired in 2012 (survey 3DUR12) and covering an area of 15 600 sq. km, this data provides indispensable insights into Pelotas Basin prospectivity. 

The reprocessing sequence is designed to unlock further opportunities within these basins, helping to redefine exploration frontiers in this region.

The data rejuvenation will be conducted by a team of highly experienced geophysicists in the PGS Imaging center in Houston. Innovative technology including imaging with multiples (SWIM), Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) and Least Squares imaging will elevate the level of resolution and bring the fidelity required to further develop this frontier basin.  

“PGS's commitment to innovation and excellence drives us to deliver superior data quality, helping our clients understand the subsurface better. As we progress, we look forward to sharing more updates and insights into this exciting project, so stay tuned!” says Adriana Sola, Senior Business Development Manager South America at PGS. 

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The original study, based on 3D seismic data, provided valuable insights into the prospectivity of the area, identifying promising stratigraphic traps in both the Syn-rift and Post-rift sequences. The turbidite channel example above is one of many such features. With advancements in technology and data processing techniques, we aim to further enhance our understanding of the region's petroleum potential.

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