Norwegian explorer, PGS has completed the acquisition on the MC3D Kwanza Shelf survey offshore Angola.
The company says that GeoStreamer coverage in Blocks 6, 7 and 8 and the surrounding areas of the Kwanza Shelf is now 8,300 sq kms.
“This MC3D Kwanza Shelf survey complements earlier PGS acquisition, carried out in 2019”, PGS says, adding that this latest survey will provide key data for the country’s 2021 License Round.
“A fast-track dataset is now available for viewing. The present-day shelf of the Kwanza Basin has been overlooked in previous exploration cycles. The combination of 3D GeoStreamer technology with modern imaging techniques is expected to unlock plays in shallow Kwanza Shelf open blocks”.
PGS states that t encountered imaging challenges in the shallow-water environment of the survey and it resolved them by enhanced processing flows such as full waveform inversion (FWI) and separated wavefield imaging (SWIM) enabled by high-quality GeoStreamer 3D broadband data.
“High-density GeoStreamer acquisition combined with the latest processing and imaging technology, provide a detailed view of the hydrocarbon potential of the Kwanza Shelf area. This high-quality dataset will allow for lead and prospect generation, attribute analysis and reservoir-scale evaluations”
Fast-track data from the Kwanza Shelf MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer survey is now available for viewing.