TGS-NOPEC Begins 2D Survey Offshore Louisiana

TGS-NOPEC has commenced Phase 50, a 2D multi-client seismic program in the offshore Louisiana area of the Central Gulf of Mexico. The Phase 50 program is designed to improve the image of the deeper geology in order to fully explore the deep gas play on the Louisiana shelf. Earlier in 2002 TGS-NOPEC acquired a 3,400-kilometer proof of concept pilot program with super long acquisition offsets and Kirchhoff prestack time migration processing. The results of the pilot project clearly demonstrate improvements in image quality of the deeper data, generating enough interest and funding from exploration companies to expand the program to 48,000 kilometers.