PGS' Ramform Valiant Completes Seismic Gig in Santos Basin

PGS has completed the Merluza survey in Santos Basin nearly two weeks ahead of schedule despite serious currents, voracious barnacles and large swell. Just another job? Ramform Valiant's reliable excellence is one of the cornerstones of PGS continued success in Brazil.

Ramform Valiant started the survey in mid December 2008, taking just 80 days to acquire almost 2000 sq km of data, with 10 x 8km streamers.

The survey was challenging, with strong currents combining with the long streamers to cause a high amount of infill. Obstructions included up to three rigs within the survey area, not to mention pipe laying and diving operations to contend with. These challenges and typical Santos Basin conditions, large swell and high barnacle growth, proved no match for the PGS crews, who delivered an excellent HSE performance and kept downtime well under control.

Brazilian Hat Trick

This is the Ramform Valiant's third MultiClient survey during her latest campaign in Brazil, which commenced in September 2008. She is expected to remain in the region well into the South Atlantic winter. Funding for MultiClient surveys in Brazil remains strong, and the performance of the Ramform Valiant has been a cornerstone of the continued success of this part of PGS’ business.

Magne Reiersgard, PGS President Marine NSA commented, "Ramform Valiant has once again delivered the very high standards we have come to expect in Brazil. These surveys further strengthen the PGS MultiClient library portfolio in the region."

PGS in Brazil

Multiple proven discoveries have been made on our Santos Basin MC3D library. We have the largest MC3D library in Brazil with over 100, 000 km2 to date. Our seismic fleet has been continuously active in the region since 1994 and PGS offers the highest local content of any seismic company in Brazil.