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New Multi-Client Seismic Surveys Planned in the Permian Basin

CGG and Fairfield Geotechnologies will acquire a series of large-scale, high-density, multi-client seismic surveys in one of the most prolific hydrocarbon regions in North America - the Central Basin Platform (CBP) of the Permian Basin in West Texas.
This article appeared in Vol. 17, No. 1 - 2020

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New Multi-Client Seismic Surveys Planned in the Permian Basin

Location of the planned CGG & Fairfield Geotechnologies multi-client, wide-azimuth surveys in the Central Basin Platform, Permian Basin. CGG and Fairfield Geotechnologies have signed a second cooperation agreement to acquire a series of large-scale, highdensity, multi-client surveys in the Central Basin Platform (CBP) of the Permian Basin in West Texas.

The CBP is a tectonically uplifted geological structure that separates the deep Delaware Basin and the shallower Midland Basin, which together make up the greater Permian Basin of West Texas. The cooperation agreement covers an area of approximately 17,000 km2 across several counties, close to the New Mexico border.

The new wide-azimuth datasets will deliver high quality data in order to provide a better understanding of the structural complexity of the transition between the CBP and surrounding basins to provide unprecedented insight into the potential of this very prospective area within the Permian Basin, one of the most prolific regions in North America.

Further Reading on the Permian Basin

The Permian Basin - A Brief Overview
Thomas Smith
The Permian Basin region is 400 km wide and 480 km long and has produced over 35 billion barrels of oil since 1921, currently accounting for 17% of total US production.
This article appeared in Vol. 9, No. 6 - 2013

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