SW Amundsen currently conducting a 3D Isometrix Survey in Gambian waters.

January 30th 2020

Vale Media Group, the facilitators of the 6th annual Upstream West Africa Summit this June in The Gambia, are pleased to announce that Shearwater GeoServices have confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for The Gambia’s inaugural Oil & Gas event being held in Partnership with The Gambian National Petroleum Corporation, GNPC.

Shearwater are currently working offshore The Gambia after they were awarded a 3D Isometrix seismic acquisition project by FAR Gambia Ltd. The project is to provide new seismic over a shallow-water area and connect with existing seismic to provide full coverage of the A5 Block. This represents their second project in the MSGBC Basin after working at the world-class Sangomar field directly to the north in Senegal.

Shearwater is a global provider of powerful geophysical marine seismic acquisition and processing services. Established as a joint venture by GC Rieber Shipping and Rasmussengruppen, Shearwater GeoServices is a financially secure seismic exploration company with strong supportive owners, which now include Schlumberger and Eidesvik Offshore. Shearwater is an innovative global provider of 3D and 4D marine seismic data, imaging products and data processing software. Their fleet of modern purpose-built vessels leads the industry with their towed and Ocean Bottom seismic acquisition capabilities. Their proprietary seismic processing software, Reveal, has been entirely developed in the 21st century and is the most modern, highly interactive, efficient and user-friendly platform for all aspects of processing and imaging in the market. Following the acquisition of Schlumberger’s marine acquisition business in 2018, and CGG’s marine acquisition fleet and equipment in 2020, Shearwater provides an unparalleled offering of acquisition capabilities to its clients.

The Upstream West Africa Summit is bringing the leading 70+ C-level executives from the West African National Oil Companies, asset owning International Oil Companies & Ministries of Energy/Petroleum together for 2 days of high-level meetings, panel discussions, presentations & networking. So far NOC attendance confirmation has been received from the MD GNPC, DG PETROSEN, CEO NOCAL, DG LPRA, DG ONAP, DG PDSL. The intimate Summit is a must for any organization looking to develop their business in this lucrative market.

2020 is set to be a huge year for West Africa as FID was taken on the $4.2 Billion USD Sangomar development in Senegal by Woodside & its partners, PETROSEN have launched their 1st offshore licencing round offering 12 blocks in Senegal and President Weah of Liberia used his Third State of the Nation Address in the capital Monrovia to launch a licensing round for nine offshore blocks in the unexplored Harper Basin, which is to open in April. It’s still only January, looking forward to seeing what’s to come next….