Santos Vision | PGS

Santos - Brazil - 2000-2013

Santos Vision 3D

Single, seamless, high-quality broadband product covering 48,906 sq. km of the presalt fairway
Website Map for Survey Santos Vision
Santos Vision satisfies the industry’s demand for accurate seismic imaging of the presalt hydrocarbon plays offshore Brazil, and delivers the most geologically sound dataset to date. It mitigates exploration risk and provides a reliable seismic foundation to pursue new opportunities.
The Brazil presalt play fairway is a focus for many companies. Proven reservoir potential is present within the microbiolite and coquinas formations/structures, which contain large hydrocarbon accumulations. Brazil's production from presalt continues to rise.
Seismic data from 13 separate surveys have been merged into a single seamless high quality broadband product covering a large swath of the prolific Santos Basin. Continuous broadband Kirchoff/RTM/LSM PSDM data are available to address the presalt play in depth.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • Size: 48906
  • Acquisition year: 2000-2013
  • Completion of processing: 2020
  • Reprocessing: Yes

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 8,10,12
  • Streamer length: 6000,8100 m
  • Shot interval: 25-37.5 m
  • Record length: 9216-15000 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Processing): 12.5x12.5 m
  • Fold: 47-81


  • Full source and receiver deghosting (conventional data)
  • 3D surface related multiple elimination (SRME)
  • Full waveform inversion (FWI)
  • Kirchhoff prestack depth migration (PSDM)
  • Reverse time migration (RTM)
  • Q-migration
  • Least squares imaging (WEI)

Depth products

  • Final Kirchhoff PSDM stack
  • Final RTM PSDM stack
  • Final LSM stack
  • PSDM gathers
  • Anisotropy and velocity models
  • PSDM angle stacks