Project type:
2D Seismic Surveys
Location:
Panama
Acquisition mode:
Marine Streamer
Environment:
Deep Offshore
Size:
5,969 km

Covering the main areas of interest in the Pacific offshore area of Panama including gravity-magnetics data.

The Republic of Panama is still largely unexplored for oil & gas, and the Government has initiated policies to encourage interest from international exploration companies.

Acquisition parameters:

  • Configuration 1 x 12,000 m
  • Streamer Depth 8.5 m
  • Record Length 14 s / 16 s
  • Sample Rate 2 ms
  • Fold 160
  • Source 1 x 5202 / 1 x 5272 in³
  • Source Depth 6.5 m

Geology

The Pacific margin has a long history of accretionary convergence. The oceanic plateau and sedimentary terranes of the Osa and Burica Peninsulas were accreted Late Cretaceous - Mid Eocene and along the Azuera Peninsula oceanic islands were accreted Mid to Late Eocene. The northward push of South America induced ‘late’ strike-slip movements.
Accretionary deformation is seen below an Eocene Unconformity in the Gulf of Chiriqui. The accretionary section is correlated to the onshore Ocu FM formed of basalts and sediments of Late Cretaceous-Paleocene age. A series of Plio-Pleistocene ‘pull-apart’ half-grabens are developed in the eastern Gulf of Chiriqui. The half-graben-fill is equated to the Tonosi Fm known from onshore as a sequence of clastic turbidites. The stratigraphy of the western Gulf of Panama consists of Plio-Pleistocene sediments overlying folded Eocene accretionary section. Evidence of petroleum systems is provided by a surface oil seep and shows in wells. The Ocu Fm of Coiba Island includes ~300m of mudstones/siltstones and ~100m of sandstones. The Tonosi FM includes turbiditic sandstone units.