Shell awards 3D EM survey in Senegal to EMGS
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract worth about USD 4 million by Shell Exploration and Production B.V. to conduct a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey offshore Senegal. This is the first EM exploration programme to be performed under the Global Frame Agreement which was recently signed and announced. The survey will be carried out using the new, purpose-built EM vessel BOA Thalassa and will start immediately after the surveys in the Norwegian Sea have been completed.
The 3D EM survey covers parts of a license area where a number of hydrocarbon drilling prospects have been identified by the operator First Australian Resources (FAR). The objective of the EM exploration programme is to enable Shell to determine whether to acquire a 70 percent interest in the license and subsequently enter into a well commitment.
Roar Bekker, EMGS chief executive office, commented: “De-risking hydrocarbon prospects with EM technology is of great value to our customers. The fact that Shell is using our EM data as a basis for a go/no-go decision is a significant endorsement of our technology’s value in exploration decision-making.”
EMGS uses its proprietary electromagnetic (EM) technology to support oil and gas companies in their search for offshore hydrocarbons. The company is the EM market leader, and provides Clearplay, the world’s first fully integrated EM system.
Three service offerings - Clearplay Find, Test and Evaluate - have been designed to assist operators in the exploration and production phase. Clearplay supports each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation. The services enable integration of EM data with seismic and other geophysical and geological information to give explorationists a clearer and more complete understanding of the subsurface. This improves exploration efficiency, and reduces risks and the finding costs per barrel.
EMGS operates the world’s largest EM survey vessel fleet and has conducted more than 400 surveys to improve drilling success rates across the world’s mature and frontier offshore basins. The company operates on a worldwide basis with main offices in Trondheim and Stavanger, Norway; Houston, USA; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please visit www.emgs.com for more information.
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