SEEP Hunting and Surface Geochemical Exploration Surveys

The EGS Group has global experience
to conduct seep hunting and geochemical
exploration programs.

EGS SEEP Hunting and Geochemical Exploration Surveying Services

High resolution MBES survey
Backscatter and water column data acquisition
Shallow seafloor stratigraphy
Onboard geochemical testing and analysis
Heat flow acquisition and analysis
2D and 3D seismic data presentation

SEEP Hunting and Geochemical Exploration Surveying

The EGS Group calls on the expertise of its specialist geoscientists to conduct seep hunting and geochemical exploration programs. With our dedicated fleet of deep-water survey vessels, EGS is equipped to carry out client tailored seep hunting programs around the world.

EGS understands the importance of marine seep hunting in the hydrocarbon exploration life-cycle. EGS provides tailored client solutions to deliver high-quality and informative results in near real-time to allow for efficient in-the-field determinations to maximize program results and success.

EGS’s Services include:

  • Multi-beam surveys to provide high resolution bathymetry, backscatter and water column anomaly data
  • Sub-bottom profiler data acquisition to provide shallow sub seafloor stratigraphy
  • Deep water, USBL - positioned piston coring
  • Preliminary onboard geochemical testing and analysis
  • Heat flow acquisition and analysis
  • Data integration with pre-existing 2D or 3D seismic dat

Surface Geochemical Surveys

Surface geochemical exploration (SGE) surveys have become a critical step in the hydrocarbon exploration cycle. These surveys can provide critical information to inform further exploration activities at a fraction of the cost of traditional exploration activities such as seismic surveys.

EGS has developed a tailored approach to allow greater flexibility during field activities to ensure maximum success and increased percentage of hydrocarbon indicator return rates on samples.

EGS’s hydrographers are leaders in MBES data acquisition and processing and provide high-quality data to the onboard team of specialist geoscientists. Our team of geoscientists are skilled and experienced in the interpretation of the various MBES data products and integrating the results with sub-bottom and existing 2D and 3D seismic data sets to accurately pick high value targets of interest for piston core sampling. Initial onboard geochemical testing in state of the art clean lab facilities provide immediate feedback on the existence of hydrocarbon indicators in piston core samples recovered to deck.

EGS’s detailed daily field deliverables have set a new standard for SGE surveys and are an invaluable tool to focus field operations in real time to ensure optimum results. In some cases, EGS’s interpretations have led to an over 80% success rate in recovering geotechnical samples with evidence of hydrocarbon indicators.

EGS owns a large pool of state of the art survey equipment and deep-water SGE capable survey vessels that allow us to mobilize quickly around the world based on client needs.

SEEP Survey, Peru

Geochemical Analysis

Geochemical Samling

Samling tools

The co-operation and working relationship between all parties during all phases of this project has been a text book example of how to conduct survey operations etc.

Holland, Geoff

I just wanted to take the opportunity presented by the end of survey data acquisition activities to say thank you and well done on the excellent performance of the EGS team through the execution of the works to date. Whilst I’m mindful that there is still much to do in terms of tide gauge recovery, data processing and deliverable preparation – the performance of all personnel involved to date from EGS and Broadsword has been exemplary and particularly, the professionalism and attention to detail of the site team. It’s also been particularly pleasing to see this complicated and challenging scope completed in such a competent and hassle-free manner.

Rhys Jones

I would like to thank you for this excellent survey. Your team was professional and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Philippe Hubert

On behalf of TOTAL E&P PNG and InterOil, we would like to express our gratitude for the efficient operation of the survey as well as safe and timely return to Port Moresby. It was a pleasure working with you all on the ground. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Anton A Safronov

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