PARIS– Côte d’Ivoire’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and PETROCI, the national oil company, have contracted CGG and its local partner, Harvex Geosolutions, to conduct an airborne multi-client program of gravity, gravity gradiometry, and magnetic data over the country’s onshore and shallow offshore basins.
CGG will deploy its new Falcon Full Spectrum gravity solution to acquire about 28,000 line km (17,398 mi) of data over onshore and shallow offshore licenses. The contract includes an option to acquire a further 26,000 line km (16,156 mi) over the deepwater offshore licenses.
The scheduled five-month program is subject to industry pre-funding commitments.
The Falcon Full Spectrum data will be interpreted with existing exploration data to provide details about the basin structure, the sediment thickness, and the basement nature to help identify areas of mature source rock, reservoir deposition, and prospective structures.
With some acreage already licensed, this will allow current and future license holders to better assess their blocks and de-risk future exploration expenditure.
The Falcon Full Spectrum solution from CGG Multi-Physics deploys its exclusive Falcon gravity gradiometer with its newly released sGrav gravity system to obtain a high-accuracy gravity signal over a broad bandwidth. This is said to improve imaging at depth and increase spatial resolution for near-surface geology. The system also concurrently collects magnetic data for identifying any igneous intrusions into the sedimentary section and providing further basement imaging.