Searcher Seismic is carrying out the expansion of its Offshore Argentina Seismic and Well database in anticipation of the 2018 Argentina Offshore Bidding Round 1.
Since late 2016, the company has been responsible for collating, organising, reimaging, interpreting and assessing a vast amount of offshore data from the continental shelf areas of Argentina.
However, the original offshore data required significant adjustments, editing and quality control (QC) enhancement.
These adjustments and upgrades will enable the offshore industry to easily use the rectified and updated data sets to be used for further analysis.
Searcher Seismic currently holds 11,171km of pre-stack time migration (Pre STM) broadband reprocessed data and more than 100,000km Post-STM processed open-file 2D and 1,865km² 3D.
It is reported that several of these surveys contain multiple versions of processing adding an additional 40,000km.
The well database comprises a total of 67 enhanced well completion reports with supporting data and 62 digital well files with a conditioned LAS dataset.
The extensive seismic and well coverage has also enabled a detailed post-well evaluation on 65 wells of the Lower Cretaceous Springhill Formation.
The expansion of the database above is in addition to the Offshore Argentina Basin Analysis Report and geospatial information system (GIS) project that was completed by Searcher Seismic last year.
The project involved depth and isopach maps, tectonic reconstructions, a geochemical atlas and play maps that covered 18 sequence stratigraphic units from Permo-Triassic to the present day.