Shell calls upon EMGS for Senegal survey

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY: Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract worth about US$4 million by Shell Exploration and Production B.V. to conduct a 3-D electromagnetic (EM) survey off the coast of Senegal.

The survey will be carried out using the new, purpose-built EM vessel Boa Thalassa and will start immediately after surveys in the Norwegian Sea have been completed.The 3-D EM survey covers parts of a license area where a number of hydrocarbon drilling prospects have been identified by the operator, First Australian Resources. The objective of the EM exploration program is to enable Shell to determine whether to acquire a 70 percent interest in the license and subsequently enter into a well commitment.This is the first EM exploration program to be performed under the global frame agreement that was recently signed between EMGS and Shell.

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