WesternGeco to carry out seismic survey in Mozambique

3 May 2013

The geophysical services company WesternGeco has begun a seismic survey along the coast of Mozambique, working with that country’s National Petroleum Institute, reports the specialised press.

The survey counts prior financing from the oil industry and consists of gathering two-dimensional data across more than 31,000 km, covering most of Mozambique’s territorial waters. Over time the area will be divided into blocs and auctioned off.

WesternGeco president Carel Hooykas, cited by the press, said the survey would help oil companies better evaluate Mozambique’s potential regarding both oil and gas.

For this project the London-based company will use the so-called ObliQ technique for obtaining high-resolution images. (macauhub)