In order to ensure an exploratory campaign which is at the same time extensive, quick and effective, OGX, soon after it was founded, devoted itself to acquiring the first asset essential to reach this goal: the production of differentiated geological data.
One of OGX’s first initiatives was the acquisition of seismic data from companies specialized in geological surveys, both in 2D – which cover large areas – and 3D – more accurate and sophisticated, allowing for three-dimensional visualization of sub-surface rock structures. With this, it is possible in the early stages to delimit regions with the greatest potential for oil and gas accumulations, and then refine data in order to define future drilling.
In 2008, OGX initiated its own seismic survey program, hiring the top companies in the world for the project. The work began in the Campos Basin, with the hiring of the vessel Ramform Valiant, owned by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), which was soon joined by more vessels for surveying the Santos, Espírito Santo and Pará-Maranhão Basins, in addition to teams working on the onshore blocks in the Parnaíba Basin.
At its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, OGX also has a virtual reality room, which allows the 3D visualization of geological and geophysical data, bringing to Brazil the most modern technology in the oil and gas industry. This room provides an environment for immersion and integration between Exploration teams, contributing to faster decision-making and greater precision in data analysis. See photos and details of OGX’s 3D room.