Africa Oil & Gas: Erin Energy commences 3D seismic acquisition offshore The Gambia

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Erin Energy commences 3D seismic acquisition offshore The Gambia

Erin Energy, through its subsidiary Camac Energy Gambia, has commenced the shooting of a 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia. Polarcus has been contracted by the Company to carry out the survey using thePolarcus Alima, an ultra-modern 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel. The survey is expected to take approx. 50 days to complete and will cover approx. 1,500 sq kms on Erin Energy’s A2 and A5 blocks.

Kase Lawal, Chairman and CEO of Erin Energy commented:

‘The acquisition of 3D seismic data in this emerging West Africa margin basin will provide valuable pre-drill information that is key to evaluating the exploration potential of these blocks, which are in close proximity to recent offshore Senegal oil discoveries. Polarcus has a reputation for high-quality data acquisition and a commitment to the highest environmental standards, and we are pleased to be working with them.’

Erin Energy is operator of the A2 and A5 blocks with 100% interest. The A2 and A5 blocks are located approx. 28 miles (45 kms) offshore The Gambia and are on-trend with the recent FAN-1 and SNE-1 hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Senegal by Cairn, Conoco, Petrosen and FAR.

Providing an operations update for its Gambia blocks on July 7, Erin Energy siad it was ‘in continued discussions with potential farm-in partners on the blocks’.(Source: Erin Energy / energy-pedia)

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