CGG Secures TPDC Data Acquisition Contract

French oil services firm CGG announced Tuesday that it has secured a contract from the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) to acquire high-resolution gravity gradiometry and aeromagnetic data over two onshore areas along the South-Eastern Tanzanian Coastal Basin and the eastern arm of the East African Rift.

Scheduled to commence mid-August, the data acquisition project will cover a total area of 11,583 square miles and is expected to last up to two months. The high resolution data and interpretation services provided by CGG will help evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of the area ahead of future licensing rounds.

Dr Mataragio, the managing director of TPDC, commented in a company release:

"We know that there have been significant discoveries in the Kenyan and Ugandan parts of the Rift Valley, and there may well be undiscovered oil or gas reserves on Tanzania's side. The two month long basic airborne gravity gradiometer survey is imperative given the significant reserves discovered in similar geological settings in Kenya and Uganda."



Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  CNOOC Commences Production from Enping... (Jan 18)
 -  Statoil Granted Drilling Permit for We... (Jan 18)
 -  Gazprom Chairman, Moldova President Di... (Jan 18)
 -  Eni: Oil, Gas Discovery in Norwegian S... (Jan 17)
 -  Tullow Finds Oil in Kenyan Erut-1 Well (Jan 17)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Location Manager I - Saybolt
Expertise: Business Development|Facilities Management|Surveying
Location: Texas City, TX
 
United States Lafayette: Service Operator II - Surface Solutions
Expertise: Field Service Tech
Location: Lafayette, LA
 
United States Fort Lupton: Service Supervisor I - Cementing
Expertise: Cementing
Location: Fort Lupton, CO
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $55.47/BBL 0.69%
Light Crude Oil : $52.48/BBL 0.30%
Natural Gas : $3.41/MMBtu 0.29%
Updated in last 24 hours