WesternGeco starts multi-client seismic survey offshore Mozambique

WesternGeco has begun acquiring a multi-client seismic survey offshore Mozambique using the ObliQ sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique.

WesternGeco seismic track offshore Mozambique
WesternGeco seismic track offshore Mozambique

Offshore staff

GATWICK, UK – WesternGeco has begun acquiring a multi-client seismic survey offshore Mozambique using the ObliQ sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique.

The survey is using long-offset 10-km streamers and theWestern Patriot and Pacific Falcon vessels. Onboard and onshore data processing will be 2D anisotropic Kirchhoff prestack time migration.

The survey is being acquired in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique (INP) and is fully supported by industry prefunding. It consists of more than 31,000 km (19,263 mi) long-offset 2D data and covers the majority of the offshore territory of Mozambique wherefuture licensing rounds are expected.

“This seismic survey is optimally located to help oil and gas companies evaluateplay potential offshore Mozambique,” said Carel Hooykaas, president, WesternGeco. “The ObliQ technique is expected to provide valuable high-resolution broadband imaging in this geologically complex area where recent discoveries and regional appraisals indicate significant frontier exploration potential.”

4/30/13

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