Ardiseis, CGG Complete Highest-Density Seismic Survey
Joe Versfelt, Apache’s Egypt region Exploration Manager, said: “Since Apache was awarded the West Kalabsha concession in 2004, 19 oil fields have been discovered and production capacity is currently over 55,000 bpd and growing. However, the large volume of 3D seismic data Apache has acquired over the years has limitations for imaging some structures, faults and stratigraphy. Apache saw the potential of new land broadband 3D technology to deliver a quantum leap in imaging and resolution as well as our ability to take advantage of the most advanced quantitative interpretation technologies. Our focus was to reduce risk in existing plays, develop new prospects and potentially discover new plays. We are extremely grateful to EGPC for once again supporting us in our ongoing efforts to introduce new technologies to Egypt in order to optimize our E&P operations. The preliminary results of the West Kalabsha 3D survey are extremely encouraging and we plan to acquire more of this high-grade seismic data in the region.”
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “CGG was pleased to have had this opportunity to continue our pioneering work with Apache and Ardiseis, and once again introduce new acquisition technologies to Egypt. By deploying our suite of land broadband technologies, ARGAS and Ardiseis have shown that it is possible to acquire affordable high-fidelity data that can be used for both exploration and field development purposes on a large scale. The benefits in terms of reduced costs, increased chances of identifying secondary prospects, more efficient field development plans and earlier returns on investment are obvious when we compare the previous approach of acquiring sparse 3D exploration surveys and returning at a later date to separately acquire smaller higher-density datasets for field development.”
Saad Saud A. Al-Akeel, ARGAS CEO and Ardiseis MD, said: “On this game-changing survey we demonstrated how the combination of outstanding operational performance from ARGAS and Ardiseis, together with technical excellence and innovation from CGG, can make this new generation of high-fidelity seismic an affordable reality.