Geofizyka Torun has started filming a 3D earthquake on land in Mozambique for Sasol.
The company said its teams have started recording information in the eastern part of the Pande onshore field. The work constitutes a larger seismic campaign planned for the coming months.
This survey will cover more than 240 km² of dense bush and villages, GT said. The company must first clear the lines.
It acquires data with a quantum nodal recording system, which the company says is the first use of this technology in Mozambique.
The Polish company has been working with Sasol Petroleum Mozambique in the country since 2016.
That year, GT carried out the first 3D onshore seismic survey in Mozambique, acquiring 115 km2 on the Inhassoro field. He continued to pull data from the Pande field.
In 2020, the Polish company carried out a 2D seismic study on the PT5-C block, in the province of Inhambane. This provided over 2,000 km of line.
Sasol began drilling in Mozambique in August, in an effort to meet additional demand.
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Despite the security challenges in northern Mozambique, progress continues to come.
Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) recently signed to work with a UK registered company, MozGas UK. Local reports indicated that the British company would own 80% of the Mazenga block, in the southern province of Inhambane, near the Pande and Temane fields of Sasol.
The first phase of the work will include the evaluation of the existing data and the reprocessing of the seismic.
Mozambique also spoke of holding a sixth licensing round. The regulator provided 2D and 3D datasets for the on- and offshore areas, in the Rovuma, Angoche and Zambezi basins.
GeoPartners provides technical assistance to the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP), he said, and merged and repackaged the seismic information into a single data volume. This provides over 20,000 km2 of 3D and over 16,000 km of 2D.
Schlumberger, through its WesternGeco unit, has also highlighted its country data before the scheduled sixth round.