NABIRM Energy Services is set to undertake a 2D seismic survey in the offshore portion of License Block 2113A, Walvis Basin, Namibia.
According to the company, the purpose of this survey is to investigate the subsea geology of the licensed block for the presence of oil and gas.
The proposed area of the 2D seismic survey will be approximately 1,050 km in length, comprising of low density spaced survey lines spanning an area of approximately 2,500 km2. Water in the proposed survey area ranges between 50m and 150m in depth, and the distance from shore ranges between 10 and 50km.
After several months of searching for the right seismic technology team, NABIRM says that CCA Environmental (pty) Ltd (CCA) has been appointed to examine the baseline environmental conditions of the licensed survey area in order to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed seismic survey and present the findings in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
The technology being used will ensure that the integrity of the environment in and around the oil block will not have a negative impact on the environment, the wildlife ecosystem, or tourism in the area, the company says in the press release.