CGG has secured a new contract from Côte d’Ivoire’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and national oil company PETROCI to conduct a multi-client survey over the country’s shallow and onshore-offshore basins.
The company will carry out the survey, which involves the acquisition of gravity, gravity gradiometry and magnetic data, in conjunction with its local partner Harvex Geosolutions.
CGG will deploy its new airborne gravity platform ‘Falcon Full Spectrum’ gravity solution for the five-month programme.
The solution will acquire nearly 28,000km lines of data over the licences, subject to industry pre-funding commitments.
It uses the Falcon gravity gradiometer with the sGrav gravity system to receive high-accuracy gravity signal over a broad bandwidth, improving image quality and spatial resolution for near-surface geology.
The system also obtains magnetic data to help in detecting igneous intrusions into the sedimentary section.
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor said: “This programme represents an important step for Cote d’Ivoire to open up further plays in both its onshore and offshore basins.
“CGG is pleased to work with DGH and PETROCI, through our partnership with Harvex Geosolutions, to help fast-track exploration programmes in Côte d’Ivoire.”
The contract also includes the option to acquire data an additional 26,000km of data lines over the deepwater offshore licenses.
All procured data will be evaluated along with the existing exploration data to provide comprehensive details about the basin structure, the sediment thickness and the basement nature of the region.
The survey is expected to help in identifying mature source rock areas, reservoir deposition and prospective structures.
It will also help the existing as well as future license holders to analyse their respective blocks and optimise their exploration programme and expenditure.