ZHOUZHOU, China – The Office of National Mines and Strategic Industries of Madagascar (OMNIS) has contracted BGP to acquire, process, market, and license seismic, gravity, and magnetic data from Morondava basin offshore Madagascar.
The initial program for the 2D seismic survey is 14,026 km (8,715 mi) with a grid of 10 km x10 km (6.2 x 6.2 mi.) covering an area of 70,396 sq. km. (27,180 sq. mi.) while the 3D program will be designed and performed following the 2D program.
The purposes of the project are:
• Acquire and deliver a high quality seismic data to OMNIS and international oil companies to further assess the oil and gas potential of offshore Morondava basin
• Help the government plan for future bidding
• Enhance the marketability of the concessions and blocks of offshore Madagascar.
BGP is set to commence a simultaneous operation in September for both the new 2D multi-client seismic survey and the gravity and magnetic survey.
OMNIS is planning to launch a bidding round as soon as the data is available.