Erin Energy has successfully completed acquisition of a new 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia
The company had contracted UAE-based Polarcus to carry out the survey which used the Polarcus Alima, an ultra-modern 12-streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel to acquire the data. The survey covered approximately 1,613 sqkm on Erin Energy’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore The Gambia. Erin Energy will now start processing and interpreting the data, with results expected to be available during Q2 2016.
Segun Omidele, COO of Erin Energy, said, “We are pleased to report that the acquisition has been completed on time and within budget. We look forward to receiving the processed seismic data, which will allow us to build upon our understanding of the prolific plays in this emerging basin, and will assist our team in determining exploration activities on the blocks. We would like to thank Polarcus and our contractors for their professional and efficient work.”
Erin Energy is operator of the A2 and A5 blocks with 100 per cent interest. Both the blocks are located about 45 km offshore The Gambia, and are on-trend with the recent FAN-1 and SNE-1 hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Senegal by Cairn, Conoco, and FAR.