CGG completes Hail-Shuweihat surveyProjects and Operations // September 3, 2015
CGG has announced that, with the support of its Seabed Geosolutions joint venture with Fugro, it has successfully completed the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey over the Hail and Shuweihat oil and gas fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The survey is part of an integrated project, including data processing and reservoir characterization, awarded to CGG by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Seismic operations were implemented to acquire the two-part survey, covering a total area of 1,200km2 and lasting over 18 months. The first part involved acquisition of over 600km2 of data for the Hail project located offshore and in the shallow waters of the Merawah natural reserve which has a very rich biodiversity and is a marine UNESCO World Heritage site.
It was immediately followed by the acquisition of over 500 sq km of data over an offshore and onshore area of the Shuweihat field, which, due to its location on the site of various government projects and interests of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, called for careful planning and coordination.
Processing of the high-quality data collected during the survey is being conducted in conjunction with reservoir characterization in CGG’s Abu Dhabi center. A good understanding of the geological targets and integration of well information at the outset of processing was key to providing reliable images over a large geological sequence for the extraction of key faults and mapping of stratigraphic traps.