Tablelands | PGS

Orphan Basin - Canada

Tablelands 3D GeoStreamer

Positioned in the eastern part of Orphan Basin, the largest underexplored sub-basin of Grand Banks
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This survey extends the footprint of 3D data north of the Long Range survey of the Grand Banks source fairway with 3D coverage of the eastern Orphan Basin.
There are potential producing reservoirs from Lower Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary above the Kimmeridgian source rock super highway. In conjunction with the Long Range survey to the south, Tablelands continues to identify play fairways north into the Orphan Basin.
Broadband imaging identifies all the necessary petroleum system elements contained in the highly underexplored Flemish Pass Basin and discoveries to the east.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • GeoStreamer
  • Geometry: Standard
  • Size: 8014
  • Acquisition year: 2018
  • Completion of processing: 2019
  • Water depth: 2000 to 3000 m
  • Shooting direction: 90/270
  • Vessel: Ramform Hyperion
  • In partnership with: TGS

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 16
  • Streamer length: 8100 m
  • Streamer separation: 100 m
  • Shot interval: 25 m
  • Record length: 10000 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 6.25 x 25 m
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 12.5 x 25 (12.5 x 12.5 Final) m
  • Fold: 81


  • P-UP generation
  • 3D surface related multiple elimination (SRME)
  • High resolution radon demultiple
  • Anisotropic Kirchhoff prestack time migration (PSTM)
  • Interbed Multiple Elimination

Time products

  • Final Kirchhoff PSTM Stack
  • Quantitative Interpretation (QI)
  • PSTM Angle stacks