CGG and the Benin Ministry of Energy, Mining and Petroleum Research, and Renewable Energy Development (MERPMEDER) has completed an onshore country-wide airborne geophysical survey of the Republic of Benin. The survey program was commissioned by the Government of Benin to enhance the development of Benin’s natural resource sector, including both petroleum and mineral resources.
Altogether approximately 160 000 line km of magnetic & radiometric data and 16 000 line km of FALCON® Airborne Gravity Gradiometer data were acquired from May to October 2013. The airborne data has been processed and is currently in the final stages of geological interpretation at CGG’s interpretation center in Perth.
All products from the program, including a Natural Resource Prospectivity report and updated geological maps, will be placed on the Benin Government’s open-file system. Visitors to the PDAC show in Toronto can view the data on CGG booth 203.