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Camac enlists Polarcus to survey Gambia offshore blocks

15th December 2014

Camac Energy has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to cover approximately 1,504 square kilometres in the company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore Gambia to Polarcus Limited

Camac Energy has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to cover approximately 1,504 square kilometres in the company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore Gambia to Polarcus Limited
The southern area, including blocks A2 and A5, now has a proven petroleum system in place due to two recent discovery wells on an adjacent offshore Senegal block.

The objectives of the seismic survey are to enhance the definition and maturation of potential prospects in the blocks and provide high-quality sub-surface images that allow high-resolution characterization of reservoirs.

“This 3D acquisition is an important part of our offshore Gambia exploration programme,” said Segun Omidele, Camac senior vice president of exploration and production.

“We are encouraged by the recent discoveries north of us and excited that we are able to contract with Polarcus.  Given their in-place infrastructure, we are able start almost immediately with the 3D seismic acquisition.”

The A2 and A5 blocks are located in the offshore Casamance sub-basin, which forms the southern part of the greater Senegal Basin.

The southern area, including blocks A2 and A5, now has a proven petroleum system in place due to two recent discovery wells on an adjacent offshore Senegal block. 

The recent FAN-1 and SNE-1 offshore Senegal discoveries by Cairn, Conoco, FAR and Petrosen are on-trend with the Camac’s A2 and A5 blocks and are located approximately 35.5-kilometres north-northeast and 13.8-kilometres north-northwest, respectively, of block A2. The 3D seismic survey will help determine the extent of the play fairways into Camac’s blocks.  

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