PGS Data is Available for the Extended Gabon 12th Licensing Round

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • Petroleum Africa

Thursday, June 10, 2021

PGS screening datasets allow the evaluation of all 35 open blocks in the ongoing Gabon shallow and deepwater licensing round. Packages covering north and south areas include 2D and 3D seismic. Well data is also available, for assessment of prospectivity and plays.

Gabon’s Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Mining has announced the extended closing date for the Gabon 12th Shallow and Deep Water Licensing Round. The new closing date for the submission of tenders is 30 June 2021. The acreage on offer includes 12 shallow water and 23 deepwater blocks.

An extension to the tender submission deadline provides an opportunity to integrate new data into evaluations of open blocks.

Screening datasets, such as the Gabon MegaSurvey are a cost-effective tool for regional evaluation over the 35 open blocks on offer. The Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and PGS now offer over 65 000 sq. km of 3D seismic and over 21 000 km of 2D seismic data offshore Gabon.

Data is also available for 167 wells within the MegaSurvey area. Value-added composite logs, used in conjunction with the regional seismic dataset, will help the assessment of prospectivity and play evaluation.

Through their ongoing collaboration, PGS and ION offer combined regional data packages incorporating PGS MegaSurvey and ION BasinSPAN data that cover both North and South Gabon areas. Each regional data package encompasses approximately 20 000 sq. km of 3D MegaSurvey with a minimum of 4500 km of 2D SPAN.