July 16, 2019
Spectrum began licensing a campaign to acquire 6,600.97 km² of 3D seismic data in the exploratory blocks area ES-M-592 and ES-M-667, in the Espírito Santo Basin. The campaign is contracted by the companies CNOOC and Repsol, operator of the blocks, and is expected to start in December.
The area of acquisition requested exceeds the area of said blocks due to the need for better geological visualization. Spectrum will use the Hai Yang Shi You 721 boat to carry out the campaign, due to be completed in July 2020.
The Port of Vitória will preferably be used for seismic activity support operations.
The two blocks were bought by CNOOC and Repsol in the 14th round of ANP bids, held in 2017. The agreed commitment to the agency only provides seismic data acquisition.