Crystal WATS A & B | PGS

Keathley Canyon & Garden Banks Area - USA - 2006

Crystal WATS A & B 3D

Wide-azimuth acquisition technology with modern imaging deliverables
Website Map for Survey Crystal I + II
This was the first PGS survey in the Gulf of Mexico to use wide-azimuth towed streamer technology.
Exploration efforts in this area have historically focused on deep subsalt Paleogene (also known as Lower Tertiary or Wilcox) sediments.
PGS addresses the challenges of subsalt imaging in the Crystal area with state-of-the-art processing, including PGS hyperTomo® for velocity model building and anisotropic PSDM with an RTM algorithm.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • Geometry: WAZ
  • Size: 13542.6
  • Acquisition year: 2006
  • Completion of processing: Reprocessed data available
  • Shooting direction: NE / SW
  • Vessels: Ramform Viking, Falcon Explorer, Ocean Explorer, Aquila Explorer

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 10
  • Streamer length: 8100 m
  • Streamer separation: 120 m
  • Shot interval: 37.5 m
  • Record length: 14000 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 15 x 6.25 m
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 30 x 30 m
  • Fold: 108


  • High resolution radon demultiple
  • Beam depth migration
  • Kirchhoff prestack depth migration (PSDM)

Depth products

  • Final RTM PSDM stack
  • 3D Kirchhoff prestack depth migration
  • Wave equation prestack depth migration
  • Beam Migration
  • Velocity model

Additional products

  • Demultiple Gathers