BP on 5 July awarded French geophysical firm CGG a project to shoot 3D seismic over the area surrounding the Atoll field, located in the North el Tabya block, in Egypt’s offshore Nile Delta. Atoll currently produces around 400mn cfd and BP will be hoping that CGG’s new seismic technology will unlock new gas opportunities.

“This new 3D OBN imaging project is the first of its kind in the Nile Delta. With our in-depth geological knowledge of the region, based on our 35-year operating experience in Egypt, and our industry-leading OBS imaging technology, I have every confidence in CGG’s ability to overcome the seismic imaging challenges in this area and deliver the best possible subsurface insight to bp and joint-venture partners at Atoll.” CGG’s EVP, Geoscience Peter Whiting says. (CONTINUED - 178 WORDS)