Cyprus Block 11 | PGS

Herodotus - Cyprus - 2013

Cyprus Block 11 3D

Essential for offshore exploration and prospecting in Block 11
Website Map for Survey MC3D-CYP2013
Designed to identify exploration well locations, this survey is essential in prospecting the potential of Block 11. At the intersection of Eratosthenes Seamount with the Herodotus and Levant Basins, it provides insight into the broader geological development in the eastern Mediterranean.
Stratigraphic closures and potential traps within Miocene sedimentary sub-salt strata provide direct analogues to the nearby Aphrodite discovery. A secondary target in the Cretaceous carbonate/basement structures offers additional potential and is analogous to the nearby Zohr discovery.
This modern 3D survey with bandwidth-optimized imaging provides 3D visualization of structures and settings already seen in regional 2D data. Acquired in cooperation with the Cypriot Ministry of Energy, the survey is an invaluable tool for improving regional knowledge and understanding.

Specifications

Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • Geometry: Standard
  • Size: 2 280 sq.km
  • Acquisition year: 2013
  • Completion of processing: 2014
  • Water depth: 1 200-2 200 m
  • Shooting direction: 105/285
  • Vessel: Ramform Sovereign
  • In partnership with: The Cypriot Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 14
  • Streamer length: 7 050 m
  • Streamer separation: 100 m
  • Shot interval: 25 m
  • Record length: 9 216 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 12.5 x 12.5 m
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 12.5 x 12.5 m
  • Fold: 70

Processing

  • 3D Surface Related Multiple Elimination (SRME)
  • High Resolution Radon Demultiple
  • Anisotropic Kirchhoff Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM)
  • Receiver and source based bandwidth optimization

Time products

  • PSTM Gathers
  • Final PSTM stacks
  • Raw PSTM Stack
  • Angle PSTM Stacks (near-mid-far)

Additional products

  • Gravity
  • Magnetics