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Senegal Launches First Offshore License Round

Petrosen, the national oil company of Senegal, launched the country’s first ever offshore licensing round at the MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition in Dakar, Senegal, on January 28th.

12 blocks in the Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea Conakry (MSGBC) basin, offshore Senegal, are on offer. Final applications are due to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy by July 31.

TGS holds a range of data across the acreage to support the licensing round, including 2D seismic, 3D seismic, multibeam and seafloor sampling solutions.

The company also is partnering with GeoPartners on an active 3D seismic acquisition to assist interested parties in making subsurface assessments ahead of bid submissions.

The survey, SN-UDO-19, lies in northern Senegal and is an extension to the recently completed SS-UDO-19 3D acquisition in southern Senegal.

The survey has been designed to illuminate plays in ultra-deep plays that could be analogous to those housing Sangomar field, the GTA complex, and Yakaar discoveries. The palaeo shelf-edge carbonate trend extends south of Sangomar field with a large prospective area outboard of the north and south.

The SN-UDO-19 survey is more than 70% complete, with fast track data available during this year’s second quarter. The full dataset will be available by this year’s fourth quarter.

Source: OGJ

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