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CGG clinches 35,000 square kilometres 3D survey agreement offshore Gabon

29th September 2014

CGG has announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-client data agreement with the ministry of petroleum and hydrocarbons of the Republic of Gabon

CGG clinches 35,000 square kilometres 3D survey agreement offshore Gabon
CGG is launching a new multi-client survey programme to acquire 35,000 square kilometres of BroadSeisTM 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon

“This exclusive agreement follows on from the support CGG gave the DGH back in 2009 to promote the potential of the deepwater offshore Gabon,” said Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG. “Now, with the low-frequency enhancement made possible by BroadSeis, our true broadband solution, this new survey programme will enable better imaging of Gabon’s highly prospective pre-salt plays; it will therefore allow oil companies to better de-risk this exciting new exploration arena and accelerate development of the country’s resources."

As a result of this agreement, CGG is launching a new multi-client survey programme to acquire 35,000 square kilometres of BroadSeisTM 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon and 9,900 km of 2D data over the country’s ultra-deepwater offshore area.

The programme, which has already received support from the industry, will be implemented in association with the Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH).

The first phase of the programme covering almost 24,000 square kilometres will start in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is scheduled to last seven months. Two high-end vessels will be assigned to the project to ensure timely delivery of the data. The depth imaging of the seismic data will be performed in CGG’s Crawley centre in the UK.

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