The TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has announced that it is acquiring a new multi-client 3D survey, called Hernando, in the DeSoto Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The new survey covers a 6,900sqkm area.

According to the company, the MV BOS Arctic has already acquired approximately 25% of the project data and is scheduled to complete the acquisition in May 2009.

The project deliverables will include pre-stack time migration as well as anisotropic Kirchhoff and wave equation pre-stack depth migrations. Gravity data is also being collected along with the seismic data.

Kim Abdallah, vice president of new ventures for the TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS), said: “The Hernando survey will provide 3D data over a geological trend that was leased in the last central Gulf of Mexico lease sale and also an area that has not been available for exploration during the last 20 years.”

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) is a resource for global geoscientific data products and services in the E&P industry. It specializes in the design, acquisition and processing of seismic surveys and delivers seismic imaging and software services. The Company also provides online well-log database, well data management services, interpretive products and subsurface consulting services to industry.