CGG completes Carabao regional multi-client study in offshore Philippines


CGG has completed gathering the final geoscience data for its Carabao multi-client study in the offshore Philippines region.

The study covers more than 8,500km of new broadband prestack time migrated 2D BroadSeis data gathered from May to August last year. It also includes additional marine gravity and magnetic data collected with the seismic.

BroadSeis data was processed using the latest broadband imaging technology in CGG’s Singapore imaging centre.

The survey links multiple sedimentary basins throughout the offshore Philippines, from West Palawan across the Sulu Sea to the Philippines Mobile Belt. The survey area features extensional and compressional tectonic elements indicating positive signs for the occurrence of active petroleum systems.

CGG Multi-Client and New Ventures EVP Luc Schlumberger said: “Our Carabao regional study is part of CGG’s strategy to provide greater understanding of prospective regions by combining our geological expertise with state-of-the-art geophysical technology in integrated geoscience programmes.

"This multi-client seismic and gravmag programme will provide new insight into this underexplored region.

"We are confident it will underpin future exploration success by enabling petroleum explorers to better understand the geological history of this complex area and its petroleum potential."

"This multi-client seismic and gravmag programme will provide new insight into this underexplored region."

CGG Multi-Physics has also collected marine gravity and magnetic data, which has also been processed with the seismic survey.

This potential field data will provide an overview and help in evaluating the basement-controlled structural trends in the area.

Field data will also help identify volcanics, intrusives, carbonates and salt, while further enhancing interpretation of the seismic data.

CGG is a Geoscience company that provides geological, geophysical and reservoir services to its client predominantly based in the oil and gas industry.


Image: Location of CGG's Carabao survey offshore the Philippines. Photo: courtesy of CGG.