Voyager 3D seismic survey announced by TGS in US Powder River Basin


Voyager 3D seismic survey : TGS-NOPEC Geophysical (TGS), a Norwegian geoscience data provider has announced a new multi-client US onshore 3D seismic survey called Voyager 3D within the Powder River Basin.

Located in Johnson County, Wyoming, the Voyager 3D seismic survey will encompass nearly 555 square kilometers.

According to TGS, the high-resolution survey is situated ideally in the high potential trend to the north of the Powder River Basin, where the prospective stratigraphic section of stacked reservoirs is more than 5,000 feet in thickness.

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Included in the unconventional targets are a couple of world-class source rocks – the Niobrara and Mowry in addition to several historically productive formations that include the upper and lower Cretaceous sandstones and the Pennsylvanian, that are now being successfully exploited with unconventional technologies, said TGS.

TGS announces Voyager 3D seismic survey in Powder River Basin

TGS announces Voyager 3D seismic survey in Powder River Basin. Image courtesy of TGS.

The Norwegian geoscience data provider expects to begin permitting activities this year with recording of data likely to be wrapped up in December 2021 and final products available in the second quarter of 2022.

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The data will be processed by the company using its modern onshore imaging technology to offer a enhanced reservoir understanding to clients.

The Voyager 3D seismic survey is said to be complemented by TGS’ vast geologic products, which include a completely interpreted regional basin stratigraphic model that is analytics-ready, and is derived from a huge library of high-quality well data.

TGS claimed that over 41,000 LAS logs, 38,700 ARLAS, and more than 145,000 raster logs are available immediately for the Powder River Basin.

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Kristian Johansen – CEO at TGS said: “While we are being very selective with respect to new onshore investments in the market, the Voyager 3D project is a good example of a project that checks all boxes with respect to the geology, activity, economics and customer support. This project, which is our second in the Powder River Basin, will allow our customers to de-risk their development activities, helping them to generate value in a challenging market.”

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