Bell Geospace, the world leader in Gravity Gradiometry, has signed a contract to acquire airborne survey data for oil exploration business, Simba Energy.
The contract will see Bell Geospace fly FTG surveys across 12,000km2 onshore in the Republic of Guinea’s Bove basin and 1,366km2 of the onshore coastal strip of Liberia lying within the known extent of the Roberts-Bassa basin.
Bringing its considerable strength in high-resolution gravity technology, Bell Geospace will commence survey flights during last quarter 2017 and early 2018. The outcome of the surveys will provide processing and interpretive surveys resulting in 3D imaging of the complex sub-surface geology of these blocks.
Bell Geospace will use a Basler BT-67 flying at low altitude to conduct the survey.
Hassan Hassan, Managing Director of Simba Essel Energy Inc. comments: “Bell Geospace Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) was the obvious choice when advancing our Liberian Hydrocarbon Reconnaissance Permit. Acquiring FTG data over the onshore/shallow water will provide critical exploration data enabling accurate placement of seismic lines and vastly reducing seismic expenditure. Simba / Essel have already experienced Bell Geo FTG in Kenya and had no hesitation in choosing Bell for our new venture.”
John Macfarlane Executive Vice President of Bell Geospace comments: “Being appointed by Simba Energy represents an important contract for our business and through our expertise and equipment we will be providing vital information and interpretation, allowing Simba to progress oil & gas exploration in Guinea and Liberia. There is every indication that these blocks offer significant potential, which our FTG will explore.”
Bell Geospace clients include oil & gas companies as well as mineral exploration companies. FTG data is used to plan cost-effective seismic programmes and model sub-surface geology to find natural resources. The business has been at the forefront of Gravity Gradiometry for over 15 years, with over 2,000,000 line km under its wings. Bell Geospace experts continue to find new and innovative techniques for acquiring, processing and interpreting Gravity Gradiometry data to allow its clients to minimise risk and maximise potential.