Santos - Brazil

Interest is growing in the Santos basin as a result of regulatory changes, a more hospitable approach to international investment, and acreage availability in the presalt polygon. Covering around 51 000 sq. km, the Santos Vision program delivers the most comprehensive and geologically conformable dataset to date, mitigating exploration risk.

PGS has rejuvenated its Santos portfolio and final products from the reprocessing are available now.  The latest in broadband processing has been applied, ranging from data conditioning, noise and multiple suppression, to new model building tools and imaging algorithms.  

The recent opening of the presalt play fairway to unitization and bid rounds makes Santos once again an area of industry interest in this prolific emerging basin. This Vision product extracts maximum fidelity from a set of seamlessly merged legacy data, incorporating our latest technologies such as Reverse Time Migration (RTM), Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) and Least Squares Migration (LSM).

Santos Vision final images provide enhanced seismic imaging in the post-salt clastic section and excellent definition of the presalt geological signature with high granularity and focus at the reservoir target level.

The successful workflow developed here is applicable to the greater Santos and Campos basins and PGS has future reprocessing plans for the area.

 Santos vision location mapSantos Vision, marked with an orange outline. Final products for 45 000 sq. km are available now and an additional 6 000 sq. km will be available later in 2020.