Update: Polarcus Starts MSGB Shoot

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Polarcus Limited has started a new 3D broadband multi-client project across the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau Basin (“MSGB”), offshore Northwest Africa.

Erin Energy has contracted Polarcus to carry out the survey using the Polarcus Alima, an ultra-modern 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel.

The project will cover an area of 1,500 sq. km on Erin Energy’s A2 and A5 blocks, offshore The Gambia, and is expected to run for 50 days.

Final data products will be available in Q1 2016.

The prefunding has been secured in response to the heightened industry interest in the Cretaceous slope fan and shelf-edge reef plays along the entire MSGB margin subsequent to the recently announced dual well successes in Senegal, Polarcus wrote.

Kase Lawal, Chairman and CEO of Erin Energy commented: “The acquisition of 3D seismic data in this emerging West Africa margin basin will provide valuable pre-drill information that is key to evaluating the exploration potential of these blocks, which are in close proximity to recent offshore Senegal oil discoveries. Polarcus has a reputation for high-quality data acquisition and a commitment to the highest environmental standards, and we are pleased to be working with them.”


The project is supported by industry funding.

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