PGS Data to Support Ongoing Republic of Congo Licensing Round

PGS data from the offshore coastal basin supports the Republic of Congo ‘open door’ policy for exploration and production opportunities.

The Republic of Congo has started an ongoing promotion of all open blocks. This includes five blocks in the interior Cuvette Basin and ten blocks in the Coastal Basin, seven of which are offshore and extensively covered by PGS data. Information on each of the offered blocks can be found on the new CongoMHC website, including coordinates, prospectivity brochures as well as seismic and well data available.

Information on blocks can be found on the Congo MHC website; coordinates, prospectivity, seismic and well data are available.
Information on blocks can be found on the Congo MHC website; coordinates, prospectivity, seismic and well data are available.

 

Congo MegaSurveyPlus

In 2019, SNPC and PGS reprocessed a large volume of seismic data within the Congo Coastal Basin offshore area, using a modern reprocessing flow to produce a single merged dataset – Congo MegaSurveyPlus, a significant upgrade to the regional Congo MegaSurvey. The imaging results are striking and have revitalized the entire basin area with an improved and consistent regional geological perspective.

This reprocessed 3D dataset was tied to wells to allow a regional interpretation and identification of prospects, plays and migration paths, reducing the technical risks of Congo Shelf exploration.

This area presents presalt plays and rift structures in prolific shallow-water acreage, close to existing infrastructure. Mesozoic salt basins with associated fields and discoveries extend across this area to the present-day onshore.

The Congo MegaSurveyPlus comprises 12 original 3D surveys, all reprocessed from field data using the latest broadband processing techniques, to deliver PSDM and prestack volumes and clearer images. Increased bandwidth and signal fidelity ensure better velocity models and final images that are more reliable.

SNPC and PGS seismic coverage and plans for 2020 acquisition
SNPC and PGS seismic coverage and plans for 2020 acquisition

 

New Acquisition in 2020

SNPC and PGS are planning the acquisition of a new regional MC3D survey over the shallow-water Congo Shelf area “Peu Profund”, to provide extensive new seismic data coverage over this highly prospective and producing area.

The new data will enhance presalt imaging and improve our knowledge of the post-salt opportunities, unlocking plays and prospects not imaged fully by the existing data.

Find Out More

Please contact amme.info@pgs.com to arrange a time to talk to our Congo team or register to attend a workshop in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo on 30th January 2020.