FRENCH COMPANY AWARDED CONTRACT TO COLLECT SEISMIC DATA IN MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute (INP) says it has signed a contract with the French company CGG for the collection of seismic data in three regions, two of which are offshore, to facilitate exploration for oil gas in the areas.

The contract involves the collection of 2-D data covering 6,550 square kilometres in the gas-rich Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In addition, a 3-D survey will be carried out covering 40,000 square kilometres in the Zambezi Delta.

According to INP, the programme will involve collecting geological data in the three regions to provide participating hydrocarbon companies with an in-depth knowledge of the existing potential for oil and gas in the areas covered.

Meanwhile, the South African petrochemicals giant, Sasol, has announced that it has concluded its programme to collect 3-D seismic data covering 115 square kilometres at its onshore Inhassoro field, in the southern province of Inhambane.

Sasol Senior Vice-President John Sichinga said: “The acquisition of the 3-D seismic data in the Inhassoro field will significantly enhance our understanding of the structure of the oil accumulations through better resolution and more defined characterisation of the reservoir. While initial results appear encouraging, it is still too early to give further detail.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.