HOUSTON, June 11, 2004 - WesternGeco announced today that Saudi Aramco has awarded WesternGeco the contract to acquire surveys over two fields in Saudi Arabia with its suite of Q-Land* seismic acquisition and processing services. The project is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to be completed within six months.
"We chose WesternGeco Q-Technology because of the potential to enhance imaging, increase bandwidth and solve near-surface static and noise problems," said Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Aramco vice president of exploration. "The pilot project with Q-Technology will complement our current assessment methods."
Q-Technology utilizes the most advanced fully digital technology to provide the highest resolution seismic data for hydrocarbon exploration, development and production.
"These pilot surveys will help Saudi Aramco evaluate the effectiveness of this new technology and assess its potential to resolve current challenges in the region," said Salem Elsayed, WesternGeco Middle East manager. "WesternGeco is pleased that Saudi Aramco has selected Q-Technology to help manage its most important assets."