Shell completes first Nigeria 4D seismic

Nigeria's first 4D seismic acquisition in deepwater oil and gas operations has been achieved at SNEPCo-operated Bonga field, 120 km (75 mi) southwest of the Niger Delta, according to Shell.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Nigeria's first 4D seismic acquisition in deepwater oil and gas operations has been achieved at SNEPCo-operated Bonga field, 120 km (75 mi) southwest of the Niger Delta, according to Shell.

The 4D seismic acquisition, also known as Time Lapse, was achieved over a 76-day period during. Images of the subsurface were captured with the aid of equipment operating from one marine seismic acquisition vessel and three support vessels stationed in the field.

The acquisition was carried out by a company based in Lagos, and the results will enable better well placements resulting in maximization of Bonga field life-cycle production, the company says.

09/11/2008

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