Fugro Airborne Completes Airborne Acquisition for Eni Gabon

Fugro Airborne Surveys has completed airborne geophysical data acquisition surveys on six onshore and offshore licenses for Eni Gabon in West Africa.

The six licenses, with an overall surface area of more than 8,000 square kilometers, included D3 and D4, situated in the prolific north Gabonese basin in conventional waters; while the remaining four -- E2, F3, F4 and F7 – are situated in the promising onshore basin.

The contract consisted of acquiring airborne geophysical data using three different technologies: very high resolution Falcon airborne gravity gradiometry and helicopter electro-magnetics were acquired on block F7; while conventional airborne gravity was acquired on blocks D3-D4 (offshore) and E2,F2,F3 (onshore).

The combination of these three airborne geophysical technologies was required to image a wide range of geological targets that could not be resolved with a single technology.

The Falcon airborne gravity gradiometry system is the only gravity gradiometry system specifically designed and built for airborne use and provides the highest resolution airborne gravity data.

Data processing is partially complete and interpretation is now underway at Eni headquarters in Milan, Italy.