CGG FALCON PLUS SURVEY COMPLETED IN BARHAIN

February 20, 2017

CGG has completed the acquisition and processing of the first ever Airborne Gravity Gradiometry (AGG) survey of the Kingdom of Bahrain using CGG Falcon Plus suite. Conducted on behalf of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), this was the first commercial survey to be acquired worldwide using Falcon®Plus, the newest release in CGG’s highly successful suite of Falcon AGG systems and the lowest-noise AGG system available today. A data set of around 18,000 km of high-resolution, low-noise AGG and magnetic data is now available over approximately 7,700 km2 of open exploration acreage across the Kingdom’s offshore licensing blocks. The data set and integrated interpretation products will help Bapco and future license holders better evaluate their hydrocarbon potential and identify priority areas for exploration in advance of future licensing rounds. The study will also help to develop improved velocity models for the mitigation of near-surface effects. This will enhance industry understanding of the region’s challenging Pre-Khuff section, as well as help image salt thickness and the edges of salt flanks to identify potential prospects and leads created by salt bodies. (Source: CGG)