Central Niger Delta - Nigeria - 1994, 1996

NGA OPL 458 3D

Conventional MultiClient 3D data offshore Nigeria reprocessed in 2005
Website Map for Survey NGA_458_MC3D
This popular 3D seismic survey is aimed to provide an understanding of this highly prolific Niger Delta and further highlighting its considerable remaining exploration potential. Additional information with regard to each individual survey is available upon request.
The survey is located over the Niger Delta’s extensional tectonic domain. Large tilted fault blocks with listric faults detaching on the Akata shale hold significant potential.
The 3D data also shows a number of amplitude anomalies, for example amplitude brightening and flattening on structural highs. Fields and discoveries such as Amatu, Ene, Agge and more recently Toju proved the presence of working petroleum systems.


Survey summary

  • Type: 3D
  • Size: 1309
  • Acquisition year: 1994, 1996
  • Completion of processing: 2005
  • Reprocessing: Yes
  • Water depth: 50-300 m
  • Shooting direction: 145/325
  • Vessel: Ramform Valiant
  • In partnership with: DPR

Acquisition parameters

  • Number of streamers: 6
  • Streamer length: 6 000 m
  • Streamer separation: 100 m
  • Shot interval: 25 m
  • Record length: 8 500 ms
  • Sample rate: 2 ms
  • Bin dimensions (Acquisition): 12.5x25 m
  • Fold: 60


  • Kirchhoff prestack time migration (PSTM)
  • Tau-P Deconvolution
  • Radon

Time products

  • PSTM gathers
  • Final Kirchhoff Pre-Stack Time Migrated Stack
  • Angle stacks (Near, Mid and Far)
  • Difference volume
  • Stacking and Migration Velocities