Offshore Energy Today has reported earlier today that Polarcus has started a new 3D multi-client project offshore The Gambia.
Polarcus did not reveal any details related to the company that hired it for this project, nor the name of the vessel that is going to be used for the survey.
However, Erin Energy Corporation, formerly known as CAMAC Energy, has now informed that Polarcus is conducting the seismic survey off the coast off The Gambia for this independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
Namely, Polarcus has been contracted by Erin Energy to carry out the survey using the Polarcus Alima, a 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel. The survey is expected to take approximately 50 days to complete and will cover approximately 1,500 square kilometres on Erin Energy’s A2 and A5 blocks. No financial details of the agreement have been revealed.
Erin Energy is operator of the A2 and A5 blocks with 100% interest. The A2 and A5 blocks are located approximately 28 miles (45 kilometers) offshore The Gambia and are on-trend with the recent FAN-1 and SNE-1 hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Senegal by Cairn, Conoco, Petrosen and FAR.
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.”