CGG said that it has been awarded both the land seismic and an airborne gravity survey by InterOil Corporation to assess the hydrocarbon potential of their acreage in Papua New Guinea.
CGG’s airborne group is to conduct a large FALCON Airborne Gravity Gradiometer (AGG) survey to acquire 11,000 line km of high-resolution data with fixed-wing aircraft and 25,700 line km using rotary-wing aircraft, better suited to acquiring high-resolution measurements in the rugged terrain.
The 2D conventional land seismic award comprises a 465 km survey in InterOil’s southern PPL474 and 476 permits (the Murua survey) and may include additional coverage totalling in excess of 200km to the north over their Triceratops and Raptor discoveries. To ensure robust operations in challenging operating conditions CGG will deploy 2,100 Sercel UNITE cable-free channels and autonomous seismic source technology during the two-part survey which is due to start in January and end in August 2015. CGG’s Bangkok imaging center will process the land seismic data as part of the integrated service CGG is offering InterOil.
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