BP has awarded three major seismic imaging projects to French seismic player CGG, two in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico and one offshore Trinidad & Tobago.

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Work on the projects is set to begin in the first or second quarter this year, with scheduled cloud delivery of the data scheduled for no later than the fourth quarter of 2021.

Imaging specialists at CGG’s Houston subsurface imaging center will use compute-intensive data-driven proprietary algorithms — including time-lag full-waveform inversion and least-squares migration — to process the data to ensure timely delivery of the seismic images, the company said.

Colin Murdoch, vice president, geoscience at CGG, said: “This high-profile set of awards demonstrates client demand for our best-in-class technology and service.

"By consistently investing in our people, imaging technology innovation, and high-performance computing infrastructure during the pandemic crisis, CGG continues to provide an unmatched level of services and image quality as the recognised leader in high-end seismic imaging.”

BP did not immediately respond to an Upstream request for additional comment.