Tullow Oil has awarded a contract to the multinational, Bell Geospace, the world leader in Gravity Gradiometry, to survey Block 31. This area is part of the Great Rift Valley area extension covering Lakes Tanganyika and Lake Mweru. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have discovered Oil deposits in a space not so far from this area for which $3.5billion is being invested in the pipeline connect.
Tullow Oil has commenced the geospace surveys for full gravity readings over the Great Lakes region extending to Zambia’s Luapula and Northern Provinces. The exercise will last 2months. Below is a video obtained from Smart Eagles Facebook site.
In June 2016, Tullow announced that it has extended its East African reach through the award of Production Exploration Licence 28, onshore Zambia. Tullow is currently operator with 100% interest. The 53,200 sq km block gives Tullow access to three unexplored tertiary rift basins and includes the Zambian parts of Lake Mweru, Lake Mweru Wantipa and Lake Tanganyika. This new acreage builds on Tullow’s low-cost, core Tertiary rift basin plays in East Africa. Extract from Tullow Oil website.
Bell Geospace will use a Basler BT-67 flying at low altitude to conduct the survey for the full tensiometer gravity survey.
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