In collaboration with the TGS, the Dutch oil company Fugro continues to map the seabed in the Gulf of Mexico to gather a complete picture of geological features, including oil spills.
This latest research follows the successful completion of another giant study funded by TGS industry in 2016, on the Mexican side of the Gulf of 1500 km (932 miles) wide.
Fugro has deployed two geophysical survey ships to acquire the data profiles ecosonda multibios (MBEs) and sub-fund of the western regions, central and eastern US continental slope.
In water depths ranging from 750 meters to over 4,000 meters, geoscientists aboard the Fugro Gauss and Fugro Brasilis will analyze the bathymetry of the seabed, its acoustic reflectivity and shallow underground structures to identify hydrocarbon characteristics Under the sea and throughout the water column. Both ships are equipped with MBEs systems mounted on the hull and the data collected will help subsequent extraction geochemistry campaign.
The final results of the research will provide new insight into the scale-regional distribution of hydrocarbon exhausts throughout the area of deep water north of the Gulf of Mexico. TGS will license the data to exploration and production companies to support development activities in this prolific region.