The untapped hydrocarbon potential of the Kwanza Shelf is thought to be considerable and the area is now witnessing a resurgence in exploration interest. The absence of adequate seismic data on the shelf has posed significant challenges to exploration, with the imaging of complex salt and presalt basins being historically poor but this high-quality dataset allows for detailed lead and prospect generation, attribute analysis, and reservoir-scale evaluations.
This new data provides enhanced subsurface illumination through broadband acquisition and the use of modern processing workflows tailored to the unique imaging challenges of shallow water and salt presence. The new broadband 3D MultiClient dataset will equip explorers with the tools to identify and unlock the pre and postsalt plays in this underexplored area of the Angolan offshore.
In the October edition of GeoExpro, PGS and ANPG geoscientists highlight the evolution of the Kwanza Shelf with this new data, demonstrating key elements of a prolific hydrocarbon system. "The new data presents multiple undrilled opportunities and enables improved understanding of the geological fundamentals, key to unlocking the prospectivity of the shallow water shelf for the upcoming 2021 licence round."
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Contact amme.info@pgs com for more information on PGS data coverage of the Kwanza Shelf, the upcoming Angola license round, or to arrange a data viewing of the latest Kwanza fast-track data.
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