EMGS to begin 3D survey in Lower Congo Basin for Maersk Oil

EMGS optNorwegian electromagnetic survey contractor EMGS has announced that it has signed an US$8mn contract with Maersk Oil for a 3D survey over the Lower Congo Basin

Roar Bekker, chief executive of EMGS, said that the company hoped to sign further deals with Maersk Oil and other players in sub-Saharan Africa in the wake of the contract, for which a Letter of Intent was signed in September 2013.

It is expected that the 3D electromagnetic data acquisition will start soon, following the completion of mobilisation of the vessel EM Leader.

Maersk Oil currently holds stakes in three blocks offshore Angola. The Danish explorer had also made four oil discoveries on the acreage — Chissonga find in 2009, Azul discovery in 2011, Caporolo find in 2012 and the Cubal discovery made during this summer.

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