Swift Energy Implements Data Processing Technology

Swift Energy Corp.

TGS IMAGING, the seismic processing division of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. (TGS), said that Swift Energy Co. has purchased a PRIMA(TM) full-suite, corporate-level license with maximum interpretation and processing capabilities. The complete software package includes interpretation, standard processing, gather conditioning, advanced AVO analysis, and processing modules. The PRIMA software agreement is part of a TGS IMAGING turnkey solution deployed to Swift Energy that includes a high-capacity Linux cluster.

TGS reported that Swift's selection of its seismic processing tools over competitive software packages was due, in large part, to PRIMA's state-of-the-art algorithms, ease of use, and customer support criteria.

“As a long-time user of PRIMA, it made sense to implement the same advanced data processing technology at our company that TGS uses daily to process their own seismic,” said Scott Scholz, Geophysical Special Projects Coordinator at Swift Energy.

“Swift Energy's adoption of PRIMA's advanced processing technology positions them with stronger prospect generation tools and capabilities, and they are running the most exclusive pre-stack migration package we offer to the industry," noted Richard Barren, TGS’ sales and marketing manager.

PRIMA is used by TGS IMAGING Services to process TGS' vast multi client seismic library. In the past year alone more than 20,000 square kilometers from the Gulf of Mexico have been migrated through 3D pre-stack time and depth.

TGS is a provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products, and services to the oil and gas industry. It specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. The company provides advanced depth imaging solutions and software through its TGS IMAGING division. Well log data are available for conversion, sourcing, management, and immediate delivery through TGS subsidiary, A2D Technologies. Multi-client interpretive products and subsurface consulting services are provided through the company's Aceca subsidiary. The TGS family of companies places a strong emphasis on providing high-quality data and the highest level of service to the industry.