TGS said it plans to expand its North-West African Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) multi-client library in the MSGBC Basin with acquisition of more than 11,500 km of long-offset broadband 2D seismic data as well as magnetic and gravity data, in the Republic of Guinea, Guinea Bissau and the AGC joint exploration zone between Guinea Bissau and Senegal.
This investment is being undertaken together with PGS and in cooperation with GeoPartners.
Acquisition of this first phase of the NWAAM expansion should start in November 2016.
The NWAAM 2017 seismic survey has been designed to infill, extend and complement the TGS NWAAM 2012 2D survey.
A 12 km deep-tow streamer will enable the recording of high quality broadband 2D seismic data, which will image the pre-rift, syn-rift and post-rift plays evident in this basin, TGS explained in a press release.
“This new seismic acquisition confirms TGS commitment to the leading frontier basin in Africa, where TGS already has over 28,000 km of 2D data and over 18,000 km2 of 3D data,” commented Kristian Johansen, CEO for TGS.
This TGS survey is being undertaken with the seismic vessel, BGP Dong Fang Kan Tan 1.