01 October 2013 – French seismic contractor CGG has won a contract for what it describes as a “large, high-end” seismic acquisition programme offshore West Africa.
The company said on Tuesday it had received a letter of award to conduct a 1484-square kilometre BroadSeiz wide-azimuth survey for a mystery operator. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
CGG would not reveal the identity of the client concerned. However, the file name for the accompanying press release – “PR CGG Total Angola Ang Final” – suggests it may be the French supermajor Total.
CGG said it will mobilise its vessels Geo Coral, Geo Barents and Pacific Finder to conduct the shoot.
The survey is due to start in the middle of this month and is expected to take nine months to complete.
*Danica Newnham, Upstreamonline