Oman merges two exploration blocks offered by the Licensing Round
PGS in cooperation with the government of Oman have announced that two of the deepwater/transition blocks formerly offered as part of the Gulf of Oman Licensing Round in 2003 have been merged.
The 7,920 square kilometer Block 18A and 13,520 square kilometer Block 18B have been combined to form a new 21,440 square kilometer Block 18, while boundaries for the 23,800 square kilometer offshore Block 41 remain unchanged.
The two blocks have been selected after interpretation of the new GO2002 2D survey acquired by PGS Geophysical AS. The GO2002 survey comprises of 5,839 line-kilometer's with additionally 2738 line-kilometer's of reprocessed data, both available from water depths of 50-3,000 meters. All seismic data will be made available in two data packages. Bids are requested by September 1, 2004.
Closures of hundreds of square kilometers have already been identified. Reservoirs are potentially stacked in growth-fault roll-over anticlines and collapsed-crest listric fault blocks. Diapir flanks and flower structures provide additional structural closures. Stratigraphic pinchouts are additionally evident in seismic sections. — (menareport.com)
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