East Breaks & Alaminos Canyon - USA - 2009
Crystal WATS C 3D
Wide-azimuth acquisition technology with modern imaging deliverables
The Crystal C survey is located in the Central East Breaks/Alaminos Canyon areas of the Gulf of Mexico, acquired in 2009 and 2010. Broadband reprocessing completed in 2016.
This deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico is notoriously difficult to image due to a combination of thick Oligocene shale and complex salt geometries.
PGS addressed the subsalt imaging challenges in the Crystal area with state-of-the-art processing, including PGS hyperTomo® for velocity model building and anisotropic PSDM with an RTM algorithm.