Offshore Mozambique 6th Licensing Round | Schlumberger

Offshore Mozambique 6th Licensing Round

More than 110,000 km of broadband 2D and 15,000 km2 of 3D seismic data

Maximize geological understanding of offshore Mozambique

The opening of Mozambique’s 6th licensing round promotes exploration and production activities offshore Mozambique. Our comprehensive data coverage from shallow to deep water provides insight into the geology of the Mozambique basins. Paleocene and Oligocene submarine channels are targets in the Rovuma Basin; these targets remain a focus in the Mozambique Channel area and extend farther south. Explorationists have also successfully mapped and identified Cretaceous slope- and basin-floor fans.

Schlumberger, in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute (INP) of Mozambique, holds an extensive multiclient 2D and 3D data library of offshore Mozambique ranging from prestacked time migration (PSTM) and prestacked depth migration (PSDM) data to shallow hazard 3D volumes. Available to license, these seismic datasets reveal the hydrocarbon potential of both shallow- and deepwater turbiditic systems. This library of regional seismic coverage enables you to map and derisk the sedimentary architecture of these clastic systems.

The 2D library covers more than 110,000 km of seismic data, including 68,000 km of modern broadband data with infill and 24,000 km of reprocessed legacy surveys using PSTM.

Offshore Mozambique multiclient data
2D and 3D multiclient data library acquired in collaboration with the INP.
Offshore Mozambique multiclient data

It takes regional datasets to thoroughly understand the offshore Mozambique frontier margin. Our multiclient seismic and nonseismic data will help you uncover the potential of underexplored reservoirs.

Legacy seismic survey with velocity model overlay. Reprocessed seismic survey with velocity model overlay.
Depth-imaged seismic data showing improved resolution of geologic structure.

Regional Mozambique 2D broadband data—Explore opportunities in a highly prospective margin

Schlumberger worked extensively to interpret 2D seismic datasets and conduct regional petroleum systems modeling to further enhance your understanding of basins offshore Mozambique. We offer industry-standard and workstation-ready datasets that enable you to thoroughly understand these frontier margins.

Data highlights

  • Long-offset data, 10-km streamer length
  • Superior anisotropic Kirchhoff PSTM and PSDM workflow
  • Broadband acquisition in 2013 of approximately 37,000 km of seismic data using Q-Marine point-receiver marine seismic system, of which 22,000 km was depth migrated. 

The time processing workflow included deghosting, noise attenuation, demultiple, and prestack anisotropic Kirchhoff time migration to provide a clear broadband seismic image of the reservoir targets. These datasets clarify geological uncertainties, especially in deepwater targets, by

  • improving resolution of Tertiary and Cretaceous submarine fans and channels
  • enhancing imaging of Jurassic tilted fault blocks and rift grabens
  • providing further insight regarding the nature of the Beira High and better identifying the continental-oceanic boundary.
Mozambique Angoche 3D Seismic Survey
The vertical tracking of Oligocene-Neogene channel development visualized with eXchroma chromatic geology extraction software demonstrates the high-quality broadband data volumes acquired with marine isometric seismic technology. Data courtesy of INP.

Angoche 3D broadband data

Data highlights

  • Isometric seismic technology providing true 3D broadband
  • Total area: 15,000 km2
  • Long-offset data with 8-km streamer
  • Shallow hazard processing and depth imaged products across selected areas to derisk future drilling decisions

Flexible licensing models for the 6th licensing round

To support your exploration decisions in time for the bid round submission, we offer a range of flexible licensing models for access to our Mozambique data library:

  • one-time access model
  • time-bound access model
  • risk-reward model
  • full-license model

The seismic data you need

With access to our multiclient data library, you can license

  • legacy data 
  • 2013 2D data with access to the new PSDM processing 
  • existing Angoche 3D data and additional high-resolution and PSDM products.

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