HOUSTON– ION Geophysical Corp. will cooperate with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons (or Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon) on a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II.
The program includes more than 1,900 km (1,181 mi) of new seismic data and is supported with industry prefunding.
The company said that EquatorSPAN II addresses the need for greater understanding of geologic conditions and basin evolution in support of future offshore license rounds. The program will image the deep basin architecture, define the limits of the various basins along the equatorial margin and identify potential petroleum systems.
In addition, EquatorSPAN II integrates available offshore well data to regionally calibrate key stratigraphic horizons.
EquatorSPAN II will tie to existing ION data sets including EquatorSPAN I, CongoSPAN, and NigeriaSPAN to enhance the West African regional framework.