Spectrum to reprocess offshore Madagascar seismic data

OMNIS, the state agency responsible for upstream activities in Madagascar, has contracted Spectrum to reprocess 6,000 line km (3,728 mi) of seismic data over the Morondava, Majunga, and Cap Sainte-Marie basins and Ile Sainte-Marie Island.

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OSLO -- OMNIS, the state agency responsible for upstream activities in Madagascar, has contracted Spectrum to reprocess 6,000 line km (3,728 mi) of seismic data over the Morondava, Majunga, and Cap Sainte-Marie basins and Ile Sainte-Marie Island.

Under the agreement, Spectrum will produce new datasets for open licensing blocks offshore Madagascar’s south, west, and east coasts.

Reprocessing is scheduled for completion early next year.

“Previous interpretation of these surveys suggests encouraging prospectivity for the occurrence of hydrocarbons,” says Charles Harmer, executive VP of multi-client services for Spectrum. “We believe that reprocessing this data with Spectrum's specialist seismic processing and imaging techniques will improve the quality and definition of the vintage data, particularly in less understood areas such as Cap St. Marie basin and Ile St. Marie.”

11/03/2009

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