OSLO, Norway -- Shell Exploration and Production has awarded Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) a $4 million contract to conduct a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey offshore Senegal.
The survey will be carried out using the new, purpose-built EM vesselBOA Thalassa and will start immediately after the surveys in the Norwegian Sea have been completed.
The 3D EM survey covers parts of a license area where operator First Australian Resources has identified a number of hydrocarbon drilling prospects. The objective of the EM exploration program is to enable Shell to determine whether to acquire a 70% interest in the license and subsequently enter into a well commitment.
This is the first EM exploration program to be performed under the Global Frame Agreement between the companies, which was signed recently.