CGG announced that, with the support of its Seabed Geosolutions joint venture with Fugro, it has successfully completed the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey over the Hail and Shuweihat oil and gas fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most environmentally sensitive areas. The survey is part of an integrated project, including data processing and reservoir characterization, awarded to CGG by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Seismic operations were implemented to the highest QHSE standards to acquire the two-part survey, covering a total area of 1200 sq km and lasting over 18 months. The first part involved acquisition of over 600 sq km of data for the Hail project located offshore and in the shallow waters of the Merawah natural reserve which has a very rich biodiversity and is a marine UNESCO World Heritage site. It was immediately followed by the acquisition of over 500 sq km of data over an offshore and onshore area of the Shuweihat field, which, due to its location on the site of various government projects and interests of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, called for careful planning and coordination.