Magseis has been operating successfully in the Red Sea since July 2016. Together with our partner, BGP Arabia, we have been acquiring ocean bottom seismic (OBS) data in an extremely challenging area with water depths ranging from 1-1,1000m in combination with complex seabed topography. The geology is salt dominated, with shallow carbonates on the seabed and deep targets below salt layers of variable thickness, making any seismic operation challenging.
Magseis qualified its superior MASS technology for Saudi Aramco in the area with a test in 2015, and it stood out from competing technologies. The result has been outstanding, two large surveys, delivery of high quality data and significant cost reductions to Saudi Aramco.
Want to learn more about Saudi Aramco’s thoughts about mapping the Red Sea and Magseis’ contribution with MASS – please visit Saudi Aramco’s webpage for the full article.