CGG Begins 3D Survey of Crazy Horse

BP has awarded CGG a contract to perform a high-resolution 3D survey over its Crazy Horse discovery in the deep water Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. The Crazy Horse discovery is the largest field, to date, in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is being performed on a proprietary basis for BP America and joint working interest owner, ExxonMobil. Although BP already has licenses to existing 3D datasets over the discovery area, the company wishes to acquire higher resolution data specifically targeted to map the complex, largely subsalt reservoirs and their associated geology.

According to Jonathan Miller, President of CGG Americas Inc., "The combination of high resolution with long streamers over an extensive area makes this a cutting edge project. Fortunately, CGG has been able to build on its experience with high-resolution surveys in other parts of the world to conduct this challenging project. The CGG Symphony, a 396-foot vessel with 10,000 Kw propulsion, is ideally suited to the technical and operational complexities of the project."