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TGS announces 3D expansion of onshore survey in the Midland Basin

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TGS has announced a northern extension to its previously announced Pontiac 3D Survey in the Midland Basin. The extension increases the size of the Pontiac 3D from 167 square miles to a total of approximately 267 square miles and is located in Midland, Ector, Upton and Crane counties, Texas, US.

The northern extension of the Pontiac 3D sits on the western edge of the Midland Basin and encompasses historical production from Sprayberry and Wolfcamp intervals along with significant accumulations in deep-seated structures in the Devonian and Ellenburger formations. The survey is designed to assist in the evaluation and horizontal development of multiple zones, including the emerging Barnett Shale, Mississippi Lime, and Devonian horizons, which are highly prospective, with analogous play concepts having been proven just north of Pontiac in Andrews County. Data acquisition is expected to begin in 4Q23, with final data available to clients in early 3Q24. TGS' extensive geologic products database complements Pontiac 3D, which includes interpretive products and data from over 250 000 wells in the Midland Basin.

David Hajovsky, EVP of the Western Hemisphere at TGS, commented, “We are pleased to add the Northern Extension of the Pontiac 3D survey to our expanding Permian Basin library. We continue to leverage our knowledge and expertise to aid our clients in their exploration and development activities in the Midland Basin. The data will be processed by TGS utilising modern land imaging technology, including dynamic matching full wave inversion, to provide clients with greater reservoir understanding."

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