A marine seismic acquisition and processing company, has published a survey according to which it is extending Gabon’s footprint with a 9,800-km long-offset 2D seismic survey in an unexplored deepwater area of the South Basin for its offshore operations.
According to CGG, a subset of the data over the offered license blocks will be available in advance of Gabon’s 12th offshore licensing round planned for June 2019.
The 2D data will help define the full extent of existing and new plays in the region.
In addition, the 2D data will enable the acknowledgement of thickness variations the area has in the sediment overburden for source rock and maturity analysis.
The company’s process will increase the resolution and highlight the features of the turbidite systems that represent potential exploration targets.
Moreover, the low frequencies delivered, are to provide deep penetration to improve understanding of the nature of the deep crust.
Concluding, the company is partnering with Gabon in order to explore the latter’s deepwater Atlantic margin. Exploration teams can evaluate opportunities in this region in less time and with more confidence for faster and safer drilling.