CGG to perform multi-client survey offshore Mozambique


CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with Mozambique’s Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to conduct a new 3D survey of up to 40,000km² over the Beira High in the Zambezi Delta.  

Data will include Blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding open acreage.

CGG has secured the contract through a competitive tender process held last year.

Under the work programme, the company will deliver fast-track PreSTM, Final PreSTM and PreSDM.

The seismic data will be collected with the latest 3D broadband deghosting and advanced demultiple, velocity modeling and imaging techniques, including Full-Waveform Inversion.

A part of the JumpStart geoscience programme, the survey is expected to provide a better understanding of the region and its prospects.

"Our advanced 3D seismic and integrated geoscience programme will enable oil companies to confidently de-risk this exciting new exploration area and accelerate development of the country’s resources."

The survey will also acquire marine gravity and magnetic data that will facilitate regional interpretation.

CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor said: “This agreement marks the beginning of a fruitful partnership with the INP to promote the potential of the Zambezi basin and other regions of Mozambique.

“Our advanced 3D seismic and integrated geoscience programme will enable oil companies to confidently de-risk this exciting new exploration area and accelerate development of the country’s resources.”

Separately, CGG announced plans to commence Espirito Santo IV survey in the deep and ultra-deepwaters of the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.

As part of the industry-supported survey, Oceanic Champion vessel will be deployed to carry out the campaign that will cover an area of 10,300km. 

Acquired data will be processed at the company’s Rio de Janeiro Subsurface Imaging centre.