3D seismic survey assesses pre/postsalt prospects offshore Congo

Offshore staff

GENEVA, SwitzerlandPolarcus Alima has completed a 3D seismic survey offshore the Republic of Congo for operator Philia.

This comprised 237 sq km (91.5 sq mi) of full-fold data over the northern half of the Marine XIII Offshore block. Polarcus and Philia co-designed the campaign.

The aim was to allow more precise interpretation of prospective hydrocarbon plays in the presalt and postsalt prospective sequences of the sedimentary Congo basin.

An unnamed contractor is currently processing the data. Philia expects the final 3D seismic volume migrated in depth to be available in July 2016, allowing the company and its partners to identify locations for future exploration drilling.


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