Santos - Brazil

Interest remains high in the Santos Basin and acreage is available. The Santos Vision program covers around 49 000 sq. km, delivering the most comprehensive and geologically reliable dataset to date, mitigating exploration risk.

PGS has rejuvenated its Santos MultiClient portfolio into a single, seamless, high-quality, broadband dataset.  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 opening of the presalt play fairway to unitization and bid rounds made this prolific emerging basin once again an area of industry interest. Santos Vision extracts maximum fidelity from a set of seamlessly merged legacy data, reprocessed using the same technologies applied to new data acquisition in the Campos Basin, including Reverse Time Migration (RTM), Full Waveform Inversion (FWI), and Least Squares Migration (LSM).

Santos Vision provides 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 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 49 000 sq. km are available now.