France’s CGG has submitted plans to run a fresh non-proprietary 3D seismic survey in the deep-water section of the Espirito Santo basin offshore Brazil.

The proposed campaign will encompass a large area in Espirito Santo where operators including Brazilian energy giant Petrobras, Spain’s Repsol and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have exploration blocks.

According to environmental studies filed to federal regulator Ibama and obtained by Upstream, CGG has applied to shoot a 3D seismic programme covering 4610 square kilometres in water depths of over 1650 metres.