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BGP starts geological survey offshore Cuba

China-based BGP, one of the world’s leading geophysical services companies, announced it has begun work offshore Cuba compiling 25,000km-worth of 2-D long-offset, high resolution, broadband seismic and gravity data.

BGP, which stands for Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting and is part of China National Petroleum Corporation, is conducting the survey for its client Cuba-Petroleo Co in the Cuba Economic Zone of the Gulf of Mexico.

Chinese state-owned BGP is using the BGP Pioneer vessel to conduct the survey which it expects to produce its final data in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Cuba-Petroleo is owned and operated by the Cuban government. The vertically integrated firm is the island nation’s largest oil company.


Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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