Fossil Energy – Seismic Programme
bp as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development project, commenced a new 4-dimensional (4D) high-definition ocean bottom node seismic programme on the ACG field on 20 January.
This is the largest-ever seismic acquisition commitment made by bp globally by all its aspects – area size, cost and programme duration.
The programme, which will focus on ACG’s Balakhany and Fasila reservoirs, will cover an area of 740 square kilometres under source and 507 square kilometres under receivers, with a total cost of around $370 million and a duration of five years (2024-2028).
Planning for this extended programme started early last year. The plan is to conduct five monitors over five years, utilising ocean bottom nodes, one dual source vessel – the Murovdag, and one node vessel – the Guba.