Norway’s PGS says it has been awarded a “high-fidelity 3D exploration program by a supermajor offshore Egypt.” With all five supermajors recently snapping up seven blocks in Egypt’s West Mediterranean region it could be any one of ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, Shell or BP (MEES, 8 January).

In a 30 March press release PGS says “the survey will be acquired using an Extended Long Offset (ELO) configuration with Ramform Tethys towing a wide multi-sensor GeoStreamer spread with an additional source vessel located several kilometers ahead.” The firm adds that this will “enable efficient recording of offsets up to 16km critical for imaging deeper complex exploration targets.” (CONTINUED - 223 WORDS)