WesternGeco Awarded Contract in Algeria

WesternGeco announced that Gaz de France has awarded the company a contract to perform the initial phase of a reservoir characterization survey over several fields onshore Algeria.

The project includes both multicomponent (3C) acquisition and 3D acquisition and infield processing over an initial 500 square kilometers in the Touat PSC area of central Algeria. Successful reservoir characterization will provide for rapid appraisal of the field with reduced development risk.

"WesternGeco offered an innovative suite of products that we believe will provide value in the overall reservoir characterization of the field,” said Kaï-Uwe Kessel, Manager North Africa, Gaz de France E&P division, Paris. “We look forward to the quickest possible turnaround of a quality product.”

"Gaz de France and its partners are pioneers in reservoir characterization techniques for the Algerian market, and we are pleased to have been chosen as the technology partner for this important project," said Salem El Sayed, WesternGeco regional manager for the Middle East.

Preliminary studies for the project included an integrated design and workflow for the wide-azimuth 3D amplitude variation with azimuth (AVA) and 3C work. The project is scheduled to begin in September. WesternGeco, a joint venture between Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, is a leader in integrated exploration and reservoir imaging services, providing worldwide seismic acquisition, processing, and multiclient surveys.