Sasol completes first onshore 3D seismic campaign in Mozambique

Sasol Exploration & Production International Ltd. has acquired 115 sq km of seismic data in Inhassaro field, onshore Mozambique. Geofizyka Torun of Poland shot 2D and 3D seismic with Vibroseis trucks, and the contractor is now moving its equipment to Pande field where it will shoot an additional 42 sq km of 3D seismic data.

Sasol has conducted 3D seismic surveys offshore Mozambique—1,836 sq km and 2,100 sq km—on the M10/Sofala blocks and Block 16/19, respectively. This is the first time a 3D seismic campaign has been conducted onshore.

Sasol’s production sharing agreement license is Inhambane province, adjacent to its current producing petroleum production agreement license, where the operator is developing is an integrated oil, LPG, and gas project. Tranche 1 of the PSA development was approved by Mozambique’s Council of Ministers on Jan. 26.

In May, Sasol spudded the first of 13 wells in a drilling campaign aimed at developing Temane G8, Temane East, Inhassaro G6, and Inhassaro G10 reservoirs. Sasol said the first two wells of its campaign showed “encouraging results.” The company encountered previously unknown accumulations of hydrocarbons within the development and production area, indicating the presence of gas and oil. Sasol has issued a notice of discovery to the Mozambican government, the company said.

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