Technical Paper: Full-Azimuth Towed-Streamer Seismic: An Exploration Tool for Presalt Hydrocarbon Exploration Offshore Brazil

Society: SEG
Paper Number: 2012-1076
Presentation Date: 2012


With a string of recent discoveries in the pre-salt areas in deep-water offshore Brazil, this hydrocarbon province has proven to be of global importance. The pre-salt reservoirs, however, present many challenges for exploration. In this paper, we describe the acquisition and processing of a fullazimuth towed-streamer seismic survey designed for presalt exploration offshore Brazil. We show that this solution overcomes many of the pre-salt exploration challenges to provide high-quality reservoir information in an efficient manner.

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