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BG outlines plan for fresh seismic in Kenya

19 September 2012, Sweetcrude, NAIROBI – BRITISH firm, BG Group, is planning a new 3D seismic survey over the L10A and L10B license areas, off Kenya, after shoots carried out earlier this year yielded promising results.

The company will carry out a 2280 square kilometre shoot over the western portion of the license areas, covering the cluster of large Miocene reefs and the large Crombec lead.

BG completed both 2D and 3D seismic surveys over the license areas earlier this year, with joint venture partner Pancontinental saying that, while processing and interpretation was still ongoing, preliminary results had been “very encouraging”.

It noted a cluster of more than 10 potential Miocene reefs had been identified from the seismic surveys , in water depths of about 500 metres and within 50 kilometres of the port of Mombasa.

It was also through these surveys that the large Crombec lead was identified, a large anticline in the western portion of the license areas which has apparent four-way dip closure from the Lower Jurassic to the Tertiary.

Pancontinental noted the lead had sands onlapping the crest which indicated a growth structure.

The new3D survey is scheduled to kick off in November, with interpreted results expected to be available by the second quarter of next year.

The joint venture is considering starting drilling operations in the licence areas next year.

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