PGS all done with Ivory Coast MegaSurvey

PGS has completed phase two of the Côte d’Ivoire MegaSurvey, adding 9,897 square kilometers of 3D and 24,632 kilometers of 2D in the Tano Basin. 

Conducted in partnership with PetroCi and Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures, the latest Côte d’Ivoire MegaSurvey spans the western extension of the Tano Basin and covers the two recently spudded exploration wells Baleine-1X (Eni) and Obunu-1X (Total).

The MegaSurvey is also along-strike to the recent Eni Eban-1X nearfield discovery, which is reported to have found light oil in an 80 millimeter-thick section of Cenomanian sandstones, PGS said.

Data from phases one and two has been matched, merged, and re-binned onto a common grid, to create a single, continuous 32,310 square kilometer volume of full-stack data in the time domain.  

Source: PGS

Numerous Upper Cretaceous turbidite channel and fan systems present in the eastern deepwater area are also revealed in the new coverage.

According to PGS, 3D data along the margin covers existing discoveries, farm-in opportunities, and open blocks available for licensing. A promotional package is available that allows exploration for analogs, identification of new prospects, and play analysis from shelf to deep water, along the entire margin.

Five key regional horizons have been tied to wells and interpreted allowing field-scale geological understanding to be placed into a basin-wide context and open acreage opportunities to be assessed with confidence, the company concluded.

The new coverage is said to allow the entire West African transform margin to be analyzed in a regional context.