Morocco Atlantic Regional Deep Imaging (MARDI)

Data available
Project type:
2D Seismic Surveys
Acquisition mode:
Marine Streamer
Deep Offshore
14,986 km (37 well ties)

The modern high-resolution 2D seismic survey is designed to tie all offshore wells (including DSDP) and image the geological basinsThe data aims to provide a better understanding of petroleum systems associated with Atlantic Morocco (Jurassic, Cretaceous and Tertiary) as well as providing clear imagery of the deep crustal structures. The data also provides an opportunity to understand the regional geology which would allow source, migration and reservoir distribution to be modelled. 

Three new play types based on a deep-basin Jurassic petroleum system offshore Atlantic Morocco have been identified, based on interpretation of new deepwater seismic data and information from DSDP boreholes, read more here: New Plays Based on a ‘Deep-Basin’ Jurassic Petroleum System Offshore Atlantic Morocco

The 2D well-tie seismic and gravity-magnetic survey was acquired in 2018 in partnership with BGP. PSTM and PSDM deliverables are available. 


MARDI flyer Download the project flyer


Parameter Value
Streamer Length 10 km
Streamer Depth 12 m (±1)
Record Length 18 s
Sample Rate 2 ms
Shot Point Interval 25 m
Fold 200
Source Depth 7.5 m (±1)
Processing PSTM and PSDM using the full integrated DUG Broad processing workflow with integration of gravity data and well data for velocity building and calibration. PSDM imaging will be down to the equivalent depth indicated by a record length of 18 s.


Seismic interpretation atlas is available

The Morocco Atlantic Margin Atlas has been designed to provide a high-standard reassessment of the country’s offshore regional exploration potential. Seismic interpretation of this regional dataset uncovers yet-unseen clues to the internal structural fabric of the oceanic crust and has led to further understanding of a potential deep-water petroleum system. Products can be licensed as part of the integrated well-tie seismic and gravity-magnetic data package.


Morocco Atlantic Margin Atlas flyer Download the Interpretation Atlas flyer

Complementary information for this region is also available at our partner's website: SRC Morocco Seismic Atlas Project


Morocco Atlantic Margin Deep Imaging survey map