FAR taps Shearwater for Gambian seismic survey

Seismic services provider Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a 3D Isometrix seismic acquisition project by FAR in the Gambia.

SW Amundsen; Source: Shearwater

Shearwater said on Tuesday that the one-month survey would cover parts of block A5 offshore Gambia in the rapidly emerging and prolific Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Conakry (MSGBC) Basin.

The seismic company also said that the survey would be acquired by the SW Amundsen and provide new seismic over a shallow-water area and connect with existing seismic to provide full coverage of the A5 Block.

In 2017, FAR acquired an 80% working interest and operatorship in two Blocks – A2 and A5 – offshore The Gambia, located on trend with and adjacent to Senegal blocks encompassing the Sangmoar field.

Blocks A2 and A5 have been independently assessed to contain prospective resources on a best estimate basis of more than one billion barrels of oil. The Gambian prospectivity is in a continuation of the ‘shelf edge’ play that houses the giant Sangomar field offshore Senegal.

“We are excited to be working offshore the Gambia for FAR and for the first time provide high quality Isometrix multi-sensor data for this area,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.

“This will be our second project in the MSGBC Basin this year after working at the world-class Sangomar field directly to the north.”

Namely, Shearwater was last year hired by Woodside for a high-density multi-azimuth 3D seismic acquisition contract over the Sangomar field, formerly known as SNE, located offshore Senegal. Woodside is the operator of the Sangomar field and FAR is one of its partners.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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