Sterling Energy has completed a 3D seismic survey over a high-graded portion of the Ambilobe block.
The acquisition was undertaken by CGG Services on behalf of the Ambilobe joint venture partners Sterling and Pura Vida Mauritius.
The processing of the data will begin shortly to a pre-stack migration cube.
Eskil Jersing, the company’s chief executive, said: “We are pleased to have completed our 3D seismic operations, both safely and efficiently on the Ambilobe block.
“We look forward to receiving the processed seismic data to build upon our understanding of the sub-surface imaging of the basin which will assist the joint venture partners to determine the exploration activities on the block in 2016.”
The Ambilobe PSC (Production Sharing Contract) was awarded in 2004.
In December 2013, Sterling completed a farm-out agreement with Pura Vida under which all costs associated with the acquisition of the discretionary 3D seismic programme were carried by Pura Vida.
Sterling and Pura Vida each hold a 50% interest in the Ambilobe block.