In 1995, after several successful exploration wells, Anadarko Algeria Corporation and partners (Sonatrach, Lasmo Oil Algeria, and Maersk Olie Algeriet) sought to accelerate development in Berkine Basin (Figure 1) where they had rights to five million acres.

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Prior to the joint venture's purchase of exploration and development rights, more than 30 000 km of 2-D data had been acquired. These data were of many different vintages with varying acquisition parameters, line lengths, azimuths, and processing flows. The variability in data quality made accurate interpretation of the regional geology very difficult and interpretation of subtle structures and reservoirs almost...

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