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Africa's Hydrocarbon Potential

An estimated 100 billion barrels of oil remain offshore Africa, waiting to be discovered. Since 1980, Africa’s proven reserves of natural gas have grown over 140%.

To enable E&P operators to better understand the petroleum systems off the western and eastern coasts of Africa, ION provides a series of integrated seismic programs, collectively known as AfricaSPAN. With over 95,500  km of seismic data, collectively these programs offer:

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  • Advanced understanding of current plays and their regional settings
  • Insight into source rock distribution and migration pathways
  • Crucial data to companies seeking to evaluate hydrocarbon prospects and build potential for new and frontier areas

Africa BasinSPAN Programs

  • CongoSPAN
    Two-phased study of offshore Angola, Congo and Gabon (~27,000 km) and includes 13,000 km of newly reprocessed data
  • East AfricaSPAN
    Offshore Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mozambique and Comoros (~37,000 km)
  • East Africa Lakes Reprocessing
    Reprocessed data in Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi, Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria (~6,800)
  • EquatorSPAN
    Offshore Northern Gabon (~2,700 km)
  • Libya
    Offshore Libya (~6,800 km)
    Reprocessed legacy data (~38,000 km)
  • MS & CROP
    Reprocessed legacy data in the Mediterranean Sea (~22,000 km)
  • NamibiaSPAN
    Offshore Namibia (~10,000 km)
  • NigeriaSPAN
    Gulf of Guinea (~5,000 km); Republic of Nigeria (~7,000 km)