The Senegal North Ultra-Deep Offshore (SN-UDO-19) seismic will be carried out using the BGP Prospector vessel, with TGS saying the plan had the full support of Senegal’s state-owned oil company Petrosen. The work continues the SS-UDO-19 survey, which was recently concluded in southern Senegal.

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The BGP Prospector

The seismic company said the shoot was intended to provide greater insight into the ultra-deep areas, building on the success of the Sangomar field, the Tortue-Ahmeyim fields and the Yakaar. Sangomar was previously known as SNE, it was renamed last week.

Acquisition will take 75 days, TGS said, with initial fast-track data available three months after completion – or early May 2020. The company said this would be in time to provide further insight on blocks offered under the Senegal Offshore 2020 licence round. The full results will be ready in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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The survey “extends our coverage in a highly prospective region where TGS has been actively acquiring data for almost two years. The MSGBC Basin remains a key region for TGS where our unique combination of multibeam, seafloor sampling, seismic, interpretation and imaging products deliver the best subsurface knowledge in the industry,” said TGS’ CEO Kristian Johansen. “As we expand offshore activities in the Southern Atlantic, we are well positioned to provide our customers with valuable insights to further develop opportunities both offshore Senegal and in the wider region.”

TGS’ CEO Kristian Johansen