International advisory firm Trois Consulting and DDMS, alongside Angola’s National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG), have announced the launch of an integrated geological and geophysical study pertaining to onshore oil and gas exploration.
The study will comprise 2D seismic coverage in the Lower Congo Basin; an updated geological map and database of the onshore Kwanza Basin; and a collection of aeromagnetic data on the transition zone and shallow waters of both basins.
In the Kwanza Basin, DDMS and Trois Consulting have already completed KMAP-2020, a geological map and geographic information system database that was produced as a result of geological fieldwork. The work consisted of more than 3,000 samples and remote sensing interpretation, among other techniques. The map was created using original work from French operator Total in the 1980s, along with work conducted by national oil company Sonangol in 2015.
Through the study, Trois Consulting and DDMS aim to provide a better understanding of the geology across the Kwanza Basin, resulting in enhanced opportunities for oil and gas explorers.
“We are excited about the release of K-MAP 2020. This enhanced interpretation, based on modern remote sensing interpretation techniques, will provide to new entrants a new framework and insights into the geology of the Kwanza Basin for their prospectivity assessment of this basin, where oil was first discovered in 1955,” said Alessandro Colla, Director of Trois Consulting.
The data acquisition campaign is a decisive step ahead of the ANPG onshore bid round scheduled to open in January 2021. Interested companies are requested to submit proposals before closing date on March 10, 2021.