Latest Orphan Basin QI Results Reveal Opportunities for Canada 2020 Call for Bids

Quantitative interpretation is now available on fast-track data from the PGS / TGS 2019 joint venture GeoStreamer survey acquired over the northern part of sector NL04-EN. A second QI volume, created using full-integrity data from the partners’ 2018 acquisition over the southern part of the sector, is also available.

Two recent surveys, known as North Tablelands and Tablelands, cover this highly prospective portion of the south-eastern Orphan Basin.

Lithology and Fluid Distribution

Many AVO supported leads have been identified in the NL04-EN sector, including anomalies with low Vp/Vs and low impedance corresponding with structural closure. Two new quantitative interpretation (QI) projects enable a greater understanding of these and the overall lithology and fluid distribution at the reservoir level.

A Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) project over a select area of the Tablelands survey provided improvements to the velocity field, which were then used to drive the QI inversion and prestack depth imaging.

The new QI results are striking and should be essential viewing for E&P companies submitting bids on Eastern Newfoundland 2020 licensing opportunities.

A single, continuous high-resolution seismic dataset will be available for licensing early next year, covering both the Tablelands and North Tablelands surveys. In the meantime, the QI volumes are available separately.

Find Out More

For more information about these projects or to arrange a data review of our Canada MultiClient data for Newfoundland and Labrador, please contact nsa.info@pgs.com

top Jurassic surface J145 is interpreted on the North Tablelands MC3D FastTrack PSTM data. Fullstack seismic is displayed in background, overlain for the Jurassic/Triassic interval by relative P-
Top Jurassic surface J145 is interpreted on the North Tablelands MC3D FastTrack PSTM data. Full-stack seismic is displayed in the background, overlain for the Jurassic/Triassic interval by relative P-impedance.