GeoPartners announces new 2D seismic survey offshore Sierra Leone

20190129 SLE MC2D A4sq 1UK based consultancy company GeoPartners has announced a new 2D seismic survey offshore Sierra Leone

In partnership with the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, this survey will support the fourth offshore petroleum licensing round planned for later this year, the company said in a statement.

The company added that the survey will consist of more than 9,000 km of new data and cover the full extent of the offshore area available in the licensing round.

It also stated that the acquisition is scheduled to begin after the necessary regulatory approvals have been completed and a subset of the data will be available for companies participating in the licensing round.

Jim Gulland, director of GeoPartners, said: “We are proud to have been awarded this contract by the Petroleum Directorate to support their ongoing exploration efforts and specifically the forthcoming licence round.”

“The new survey is the first to cover the entire offshore area from shallow to ultradeep water, providing ties to all existing wells and allowing a complete evaluation of the available acreage. Sierra Leone has proven oil discoveries and this new long offset survey will highlight the potential of this underexplored area,” he added.

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