TGS Kicks Off Mekong Delta Survey

TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co.ASA (TGS) said Wednesday that it has begun acquisition of a 46,000 square kilometer non-exclusive aeromagnetic survey in the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam. A planned second phase of acquisition will include aerogravity data. The survey is strongly supported by industry pre-funding and is being carried out in collaboration with Petrovietnam.

"The Mekong Delta has good, yet untested hydrocarbon potential and numerous oil companies have expressed interest to both TGS and Petrovietnam to see this survey undertaken. The survey area is adjacent to productive areas offshore but lacks any previous geophysical data to define basin architecture," said Paul Gilleran, TGS General Manager Asia-Pacific region.

TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company (TGS) is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. The company also provides advanced depth imaging solutions and software through its TGS Imaging division.