Mozambique awards contract for 2D and 3D seismic data collection

17 October 2016

French company CGG ( has signed a contract with the National Petroleum Institute (INP) of Mozambique for the collection of scientific data in three areas, two of which at sea, Rovuma and Zambezi, the company said in a statement.

The contract includes collecting two-dimensional (2D) seismic data in the Rovuma area and three-dimensional (3D) seismic data in the Zambezi area and gravitational and magnetic onshore data in southern Mozambique.

The first zone covers an area of 6,550 square kilometres and the second 40 square kilometres, although the company did not provide any details about the area of the third zone.

This seismic data collection programme aims to collect geological information from those three regions in order to provide oil companies with in-depth information about Mozambique’s potential.

Meanwhile, South African group Sasol announced it had completed the first 3D seismic data collection programme on the ground, covering an area of ​​115 square kilometres in the Inhassoro field under a contract signed with the government of Mozambique.

The vice president of Sasol E&P International, John Sichinga said that obtaining seismic data will allow the company to better understand the structure of existing oil deposits in the region and added that although the results seem promising, “it is too early to get into great detail.” (macauhub)