SLB, TGS, PGS to expand multi-client 3D coverage offshore Malaysia

World Oil Staff May 30, 2023

(WO) – PGS, together with JV consortium partners TGS and SLB, have secured pre-funding to expand multi-client 3D coverage in the prospective Sarawak basin offshore Malaysia. The survey will cover approximately 6,800 square kilometers and the Ramform Sovereign is scheduled to commence acquisition in June 2023 and complete in August.

PGS Ramform Sovereign acquiring 3D data offshore Malaysia
Courtesy of PGS

The survey is the second phase of a multi-year contract awarded initially by PETRONAS in August 2020 to acquire and process up to 105,000 km² of multi-client 3D data over a 5-year period in the basin. The first phase of the Sarawak program was acquired in 2021 and covered 8,400 square kilometers.

"The Sarawak basin comprises a proven petroleum system with many producing fields already present in the Central Luconia province. By acquiring multi-client data with our Ramform vessels and GeoStreamer technology, PGS and partners will provide high quality regional scale seismic data that will improve understanding of the petroleum systems and allow for prospect level AVO analysis and leads mapping beyond the established offshore Sarawak producing assets,” says President & CEO in PGS, Rune Olav Pedersen.

“As the custodian of Malaysia’s petroleum resources, Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM), PETRONAS is actively enhancing seismic data sets in the country that will introduce new plays to be explored to our clients, especially in imaging the pre MMU play in the deep-water area of Sarawak basin,” he added.


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