2nd bidding round for Geologic and Geophyisical Data Acquisition in Mozambique extended

Jul 12, 2016 12:00 AM

The National Petroleum Institute (INP), an institution under guardianship of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced the extension of the 2nd Tender for acquisition of Geological and Geophysical data.

The tender was launched following the award of Exploration and Production Areas under the 5th Mozambique bidding round and the need to acquire data to be made available for the next bidding round.

The areas to be subjected to the acquisition are Rovuma Basin, South Rovuma Basin, Zambeze Delta, Onshore South Mozambique and Mozambique Basin.

INP says it wishes to acquire modern seismic data sets to achieve the broadest possible seismic bandwidth. An optimal seismic signal penetration at low frequencies is necessary either for shallow or deep targets, while the preservation of highest possible frequencies is required to improve the interpretation of architectural elements for all likely targets.

This implies to preserve the lowest possible frequencies while preserving the high frequencies of the seismic spectrum. The dataset shall also be AVO compliant (full reliability of amplitude variation with offsets).

INP adds it wishes to also acquire modern high quality potential field data, Controlled Source Electromagnetic Data and Drop Core to help in the determination of the hydrocarbon potential of defined onshore and offshore areas.

Mozambique Multiclient MapT1 Offshore Rovuma Basin

  • Minimum of 5000 km of seismic 2D seismic data
  • Bathymetric
  • Marine gravity & magnetic

T2 Offshore Rovuma to Zambezi Program

  • Minimum of 7,500 line km of 2D seismic data
  • Minimum of 20,000 km2 of 3D seismic data
  • Bathymetric
  • Marine gravity & magnetic

T3 Offshore Zambezi Program

  • Minimum of 15,000 km2 of 3D & Gravity and Magnetic Data
  • Bathymetric
  • Marine gravity & magnetic
  • Option to Extend outside the the Z5-C and Z5-D

T4 Offshore Mozambique Basin-South of Rovuma

  • Minimum of 12,000 line km program of 2D seismic data
  • Long Offset Seismic
  • Bathymetric
  • Marine gravity & magnetic

T5 Gravity and Magnetic Program – South Mozambique

  • Aero Magnetic Survey
  • Airborne Gravity / Gradiometry T6 Controlled Source Electromagnetic Data
  • Approximately 11.000 km2 of CSEM data coverage on Angoche Areas
  • Approximately 10.200 Km2 of CSEM data coverage in Zambeze Delta
  • CSEM for other areas considered relevant for further license rounds T7 Seabed coring
  • Approximately 11.000 km2 of CSEM data coverage on Angoche Areas
  • Approximately 10.200 Km2 of CSEM data coverage in Zambeze Delta

The bidding round is open up to 26 July 2016 at 12:00 noon  from the earlier 11th of July 2016 at 12:00 noon  with all potential bidders are invited to submit tenders at the premises of the National Petroleum Institute.

“ It is important to refer that all service companies with financial strength, technical and HSE capacity to undertake acquisition, processing and marketing of the referred data are eligible to submit bids” reads a statement from the National Petroleum Institute.

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