Geology & Geophysics: Africa

FAR looks to extend offshore Senegal acreage

FAR has entered into a farm-in option agreement with a subsidiary of Trace Atlantic Oil for the Djiffere block offshore Senegal.

TGS, APPA move to standardize basin references offshore West Africa

TGS and the African Petroleum Producers’ Association have signed a letter of intent to “harmonize the stratigraphic nomenclature of the sedimentary basins of 13 countries in Africa.”

Polarcus adds to offshore West Africa 3D seismic campaign

Polarcus Ltd. (OSE: PLCS) has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client to execute a 3D marine seismic project in West Africa utilizing Polarcus’ RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition.

Tower takes dip in shallow water offshore Cameroon

Tower Resources has signed a production-sharing contract for the shallow-water Thali (ex-Dissoni) concession in the Rio del Rey basin offshore Cameroon.

3D survey under way ahead of second Senegal drilling campaign

Polarcus Adira has started a 3D seismic survey for Cairn Energy and partners over the Sangomar Deep, Sangomar, and Rufisque permits offshore Senegal.

Polarcus completes 3D seismic survey for Erin Energy off The Gambia

Erin Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT:ERN) has completed acquisition of a new 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia.

Spectrum signs agreement to acquire seismic data offshore Somalia

Spectrum has entered into a multi-client master cooperation agreement with the federal government of Somalia.

ION to conduct two 2D seismic surveys offshore East Africa

The Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency has awarded ION Geophysical Corp. a contract to acquire 8,000 km (4,971 mi) of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin. 

Aminex receives more time to assess deepwater leads offshore Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has agreed to defer Aminex’s obligation to drill two exploration wells in the offshore Nyuni Area.

Harvest plans Dussafu seafloor survey ahead of next exploration phase

Harvest Natural Resources continues to evaluate a development of its Dussafu discovery offshore Gabon, based on new 3D seismic data processed last year.


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