TGS to increase 3D seismic coverage offshore northwest Africa
TGS has announced Jaan, a 3D multi-client project in the southern portion of the MSGBC basin.
ASKER, Norway – TGS has announced Jaan, a 3D multi-client project in the southern portion of the MSGBC basin from northern Senegal, through The Gambia and the AGC zone, into Guinea-Bissau down to the Guinea transform fault.
This project will consist of 11,135 sq km (4,299 sq mi) of new acquisition complemented by the reprocessing and full pre-stack merging of existing multi-client 3D. The new data will be acquired using modern triple source broadband acquisition. Once complete, the final depth migrated volume will be more than 28,300 sq km (10,927 sq mi) and will completely capture the prospective paleo-shelf edge trend from the shallow to the deep.
This investment is being undertaken by TGS as operator and majority investor together with PGS and GeoPartners. Data will be acquired using theBGP Prospector seismic vessel and acquisition will start in early 4Q 2018. Data processing will be performed by TGS using its Clari-Fi broadband technology.
CEO Kristian Johansen said: “This further expansion in the MSGBC basin confirms TGS’ continued commitment to theNorthwest Africa Atlantic Margin data, where TGS already has over 50,000 km [31,069 mi] of 2D data and over 17,000 sq km [6,562 sq mi] of 3D data.”
This survey is supported by industry funding.