Western Geophysical starts major Angolan seismic survey

Jan 13, 1998 01:00 AM

Western Geophysical has begun a major seismic survey of some 10,000 km offshore Angola.
The work will cover open acreage in both deepwater and nearshore blocks and is scheduled to be made available later this year during the forthcoming licensing round.
Angola's offshore sector has enjoyed a major upturn in drilling activity, particularly in deepwater provinces. A number of significant discoveries have been made, including Girassol and Dahlia.
A Western Geophysical spokesman said: "These discoveries, plus the increased activity in the entire West Africa deepwater region, have led to a significant interest in further exploration in these areas."
The company's 2D vessel Cove has begun data acquisition using a 6,000 m, 24-bit digital streamer, sleeve air guns and Western's in-house developed Omega onboard seismic processing system.
Western expects the survey to cover 5,000 km of nearshore blocks 26 to 30, which is an infill of a 1997 programme. The balance is a similar length programme designed to understand the salt limits to the west of the known deepwater blocks.

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