Shell Nigeria has awarded a one-year seismic processing contract to CB Geophysical Solutions (CBGS), a Nigerian technical service company. The initial commitment is 1,000sq kilometres three dimensional (3D) seismic data.
“It’s a major step in domesticating seismic data processing in the country”, says Bank Anthony Okoroafor, CBGS’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He says the company’s processing suite can handle 8000 km2 of 3D seismic data in parallel. “Our company was chosen for its competence in Health, Safety and Environment(HSE) and Quality delivery”, he declares. “CBGS is involved in Seismic data acquisition, Processing, Interpretation, Field development Planning, Geological and Geophysical Studies and Seismic Acquisition QA/QCas well as data storage. It is a 100 per cent Nigerian owned company with top class professionals”
Bayo Ojulari, who is Shell Nigeria’s General Manager for Development, commented on the award: “We’ve seen a lot of companies that just make noise. They come to our offices, they drag our shirt at conferences, you give them time, you follow up and at the end of the day, all your efforts and all your energy turns out into non-productive outcome. For me, since I have been in Shell, in the sub-surface arena, CBGS is the first company that by the time its chairman was talking to me, I knew the company had something to offer”.
Okoroafor maintains that CBGS “is built on leading edge proprietary software and technology in seismic acquisition and processing, stratigraphic and structural interpretation, integrated reservoir characterisation, geologic model and reservoir simulation, coupled with its highly experienced and innovative work force, advanced hardware and data processing capabilities”.
“Apart from capabilities in Prestack Time Migration (PSTM), Prestack Depth Migration(PSDM)and Reverse Time Migration (RTM), and a range of processing competencies on land and marine data, this three year old company is also involved in seismic interpretation, studies (geological &geophysical, petrophysical) (inversion/AVO) (remodelling/Field Reviews, reservoir characterisation, exploration target evaluation, fast track studies, reserve evaluation for Field development plans)”, Okoroafor contends.