TGS has started its Otos multibeam and seep study project in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The multibeam survey is the first stage of a seep and geochemistry programme covering the US Gulf of Mexico. This survey is intended to reflect the Gigante multibeam and seep study in the Mexican Gulf of Mexico, which was carried out in 2016.

The new programme will cover around 289,000km2 and include 250 cores with advanced geochemistry analysis.

TGS will continue to work with the same acquisition providers as in the Mexico programme – Fugro (multibeam) and TDI Brooks (coring and geochemical analysis).

Final results in all areas will become available later this year.

"This new project is in an area where TGS has a strong track record and a large complimentary data library."

TGS CEO Kristian Johansen said: "The Otos multibeam and seep study will provide new insight into the distribution of different source rock geology throughout the US Gulf of Mexico and link this in a consistent fashion to the recent successful survey in Mexico.

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“This new project is in an area where TGS has a strong track record and a large complimentary data library.”

This project has the industry’s financial backing.

TGS offers multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas exploration and production companies worldwide.

In addition to extensive global geophysical and geological data libraries that include multi-client seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, digital well logs, production data and directional surveys, TGS offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions.