The Indian national oil company ONGC has awarded a major contract to Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) for the acquisition and onboard processing of a series of exclusive marine surveys stretching over the entire west coast and on a portion of the east coast of India.
The project consist of 19 separate surveys covering a total surface area of 13,000 sq km and is predominantly in the Bombay High basin. The flexibility of the CGG fleet is ideally suited to this challenging program where 4-10 streamer vessel configurations will be required to work in the wide range of geological targets and water depths including very shallow waters, ONGC said.
Shooting is scheduled to start in November and reach completion in mid-June 2005. Full onboard processing will be performed on the vessels using CGG's proprietary software, Geocluster, to ensure a seamless flow between data acquisition and processing.