Oslo, Norway-headquartered survey firm Magseis Fairfield is to operate a low-frequency source on a deepwater node survey in the Gulf of Mexico
The test source is designed to enable more efficient low-frequency data acquisition than traditional airguns. The low frequencies improve imaging in complex geological settings, enabling a better understanding of resource potential.
The low-frequency source will be operated on an already announced deepwater node survey, with this contract adding to the survey’s financial value, an investor announcement by Magseis Fairfield said.
The project is scheduled to last 30-40 days and will commence this month.
Magseis Fairfield chief executive officer Per Christian Grytnes said “Customers appreciate Magseis Fairfield’s efficient ocean-bottom seismic offering, and this is another example that we are on the leading edge of technology development in the industry.”
In March this year, Magseis Fairfield received a Letter of Award for a three-month data-acquisition programme in the Gulf of Mexico, with the survey due to commence in Q3 2019.
Commenting at the time, Mr Grytnes said “The programme in the Gulf of Mexico further strengthens our order backlog for 2019 and reflects the increasing interest in ocean-bottom seismic nodal surveys.”