Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been granted a two-year permit to acquire 3D electromagnetic (EM) multi-client data within a 325,000-square-km area off west coast India.
The permit is part of a multi-client acquisition agreement that EMGS has signed with India’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), which will have access to the 3D data acquired by the survey company from the area.
EMGS and Indian oil companies have identified eight potential survey areas in which to evaluate different geologic scenarios within the permit area.
“We are encouraged by the directorate’s interest in how the use of our technology can improve the understanding of the sub-surface and reduce drilling risk in the defined areas,” said Stig Eide Sivertsen, CEO of EMGS, in a statement today.
“Some of the proposed areas are very challenging to explore due to the presence of basalt from lava flows that created the DeccanTraps. We believe our EM technology can play an important role in the improvement of sub-basalt imaging in these areas.”