Oilfield services firm Schlumberger and Statoil Gulf of Mexico have signed an agreement for a deepwater survey in the Campeche basin, Mexico.

The licence will also include collaboration with the UK-based geophysical services company WesternGeco in the seismic processing phase.

WesternGeco president Maurice Nessim said: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Statoil in this breakthrough project, which is the first WAZ multiclient broadband survey in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

"The complexity of the geology in the Campeche requires wide-azimuth acquisition to image the subsalt effectively."

"The complexity of the geology in the Campeche requires wide-azimuth acquisition to image the subsalt effectively, and we are bringing all of our experience gained in the US Gulf of Mexico to deliver enhanced subsalt imaging to our clients."

A fleet of eight vessels are used to carry out the survey in the Bay of Campeche for the three-year project, which follows the Mexican Government opening licensing rounds to companies it does not own.

Schlumberger launched a deepwater 3D seismic survey in Compeche basin in August 2015 to expand its Gulf of Mexico seismic data portfolio.

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The acquisition of the wide-azimuth survey was performed using two fleets of WesternGeco vessels and covered 80,000km².

Image: Multiclient 3D wide-azimuth seismic survey enables understanding of Campeche’s highly prospective and complex deepwater subsurface geology. Photo: courtesy of Schlumberger Limited.