CGG completes industry-first AGG survey for Bahrain Petroleum Company

2/16/2017

PARIS, France -- CGG has completed the acquisition and processing of the first-ever airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Conducted on behalf of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), this was the first commercial survey to be acquired worldwide using FalconPlus, the newest release in CGG’s suite of Falcon airborne gravity gradiometer (AGG) systems and the lowest-noise AGG system available today.

A data set of around 18,000 km of high-resolution, low-noise airborne gravity gradiometer and magnetic data is now available over approximately 7,700 km2 of open exploration acreage across the Kingdom’s offshore licensing blocks. The data set and integrated interpretation products will help Bapco and future license holders better evaluate their hydrocarbon potential and identify priority areas for exploration in advance of future licensing rounds.

CGG will work with Bapco to deliver a comprehensive integrated study that will combine the AGG data with existing seismic, well and other geological information to help improve the seismic imaging and interpretation of existing seismic vintages over the area and also improve prospectivity.

The study will also help to develop improved velocity models for the mitigation of near-surface effects. This will enhance industry understanding of the region’s challenging Pre-Khuff section, as well as help image salt thickness and the edges of salt flanks to identify potential prospects and leads created by salt bodies.

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