CGG has secured a contract by Côte d’Ivoire’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, to acquire with its local partner, Harvex Geosolutions, a multi-client program of gravity, gravity gradiometry and magnetic data over the Republic’s onshore and shallow offshore basins.
The scheduled five-month program will deploy CGG’s new Falcon Full Spectrum gravity solution to acquire approximately 28,000 line km of data over onshore and shallow offshore licenses, subject to industry pre-funding commitments.
The contract includes an option to acquire a further 26,000 line km over the deepwater offshore licenses.
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 in order to help identify areas of mature source rock, reservoir deposition and prospective structures.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “This program represents an important step for Cote d’Ivoire to open up further plays in both its onshore and offshore basins. CGG is pleased to work with DGH and Petroci, through our partnership with Harvex Geosolutions, to help fast-track exploration programs in Côte d’Ivoire. Our Falcon Full Spectrum technology will provide valuable insight into basin structure and help focus future seismic acquisition and drilling programs over priority areas, reducing the cost of future exploration efforts.”