July 1, 2019
CGG received a permit from IBAMA to conduct a seismic campaign to acquire 35,806 km2 of seismic data in the Santos Basin. The license, issued last week, is valid until March 31, 2020. The company’s forecast is for the campaign to use the Geo Caribbean vessel.
The Santos Phase IX project will acquire seismic data in areas auctioned in the last pre-salt auctions, such as the Alto de Cabo Frio and Alto de Cabo Frio Central blocks, won by Shell and Petrobras, respectively, in the 3rd share auction. The campaign will also acquire data in the area of the Saturno and Tita blocks, won by Shell and ExxonMobil in the 5th share auction.
Exploratory blocks in the concession regime in the 15th round of the ANP are also in the area of the campaign that will be realized by the CGG. The campaign covers areas auctioned by ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, Repsol and Petrobras.