The multi-survey program is designed to improve insight into the region’s geology and enhance understanding of the country’s offshore prospectivity.
It includes a 2D survey of more than 6,550 km (4,070 mi) in the offshore Rovuma basin, taking in blocks R5-A, R5-B and R5-C, and a large 3D survey over the Beira High in the Zambezi Delta.
The 3D survey, likely to extend to up to 40,000 sq km (15,444 sq mi), will cover blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding open acreage in this prospective deltaic area.
CGG also has been awarded an onshore airborne gravity and magnetic survey in the Southern Mozambique basin.
The company will acquire marine gravity and magnetic data simultaneously with the seismic to aid regional interpretation, drawing in geological and remote sensing expertise from its subsidiaries Robertson and NPA Satellite Mapping.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGG, said: “The 5th License Round award process undertaken by the INP in 2015 saw a high level of interest in the Zambezi region and we believe our multi-client projects will highlight the exploration upside potential.”