Dana Petroleum Starts 2D Seismic Survey in Bakassi West (Cameroon)

Dana Petroleum has commenced full 2D seismic operations in Bakassi West, 18 months after signing a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the block with the Government of Cameroon.

Bakassi West is situated in the Rio Del Rey Basin in the South West Region of Cameroon, adjoining the border with Nigeria, on the eastern margin of the Niger Delta. It covers an area of almost 390 km2. Around 350km of 2D seismic will be acquired over the next six months and the first exploration well is planned for late 2015 or early 2016.

John Downey, Dana’s Managing Director, Africa said: “Dana’s teams in both Aberdeen and Douala, its environmental advisor CIME, the seismic contractor BGP, Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH) and the BIR – a part of the Cameroonian security forces – have worked extremely hard to get this project to the seismic acquisition stage, which I’m very pleased to say is now underway. Our seismic base camps at Issobo are now fully operational thanks to the hard work and co-operation of all involved. We now have a workforce of over 400 people in Issobo, of which about 360 are Cameroonian nationals.”

Co-venturers in the Bakassi West PSC are Dana Petroleum Cameroon Ltd (55% and Operator), Madison Cameroon Oil and Gas Limited (35%) and SoftRock Oil and Gas Limited (10%).

Press Release, January 23, 2014; Image: Dana

 

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Apr 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

9th Annual Submarine Power Cable and Interconnection Forum

This year’s Advance Submarine Power Cable and Interconnection conference will focus on the cutting edge thinking that is emerging across…

read more >

The 24th Annual PNEC Conference & Exhibition

The 24th annual PNEC Conference and Exhibition  will bring together the industry thought leaders and technology providers that enable the management…

read more >

OWI APAC 2020

Over the two-day conference, 30 expert speakers will share exclusive insight to help drive well work efficiencies through innovative…

read more >

M&CCE Expo Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2020

This conferences, events, demos, and competitions provide a productive background buzz throughout M&CCE…

read more >