Ocean Infinity will be deploying technology to conduct 2D Ultra High-Resolution Seismic surveys and Seabed Soil Sampling in Block 32 and Block 17.
Petrofac has been appointed by Maersk to deliver well management services, including project and supply chain management support for shallow water and deepwater wells throughout the duration of the programme.
The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV, and completed with zero HSSE incidents.
The winning bids commit the company to an exploratory work programme, including geological studies, seismic and wells over a three-year phase (Phase 1) on each of the exploration contracts.
The one-month project for Shell will commence in 4Q19 and will cover an area of approximately 600 km2 in the western Black Sea.
Planned to start in early 2020, the survey has already received significant industry interest and is being prefunded in part by BP.
The contract will see Bourbon Marine & Logistics support Total E&P Namibia a deep offshore exploration campaign in southern Namibia in 2020.
As much as 1.2 billion bbl of oil could be held within the deposit, with up to 35% recoverable according to Springfield Group.
The Stena Forth has been contracted to drill one well, being the Marina-1 exploration well, in Karoon’s 40% owned and operated Block Z-38 in the Tumbes Basin in Peru with drilling scheduled to commence early in 1Q20.