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Gabon 11th Licencing Round 

****** Bid Submission Extended to 31st May 2016 ******

Gabon is calling for international participation in the new 11th Licensing Round which will focus on five blocks covering some of the country's key deep water acreage in the highly prospective South Gabon Salt Basin. In response to the exploration challenges CGG has been appointed to advise the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) on the promotion of this license round and has worked directly with the Ministry to acquire over 25,000 km² of new 3D BroadSeisTM multi-client seismic data.

The round was formally opened on 27th October 2015 by His Excellency, Minister for Petroleum, Mr. Etienne Dieudonné NGOUBOU at the 22nd Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town South Africa.

His Excellency, Minister for Petroleum, Mr. Etienne Dieudonné NGOUBOU, said: .

"The Oil Ministry has very high hopes for Gabon’s new 11th licensing round and are excited by the opportunities for the successful development of this highly prospective region. New deep-water exploration wells offshore Gabon, such as Shell’s recent Leopard discovery, indicate a significant pre-salt basin and the new 3D multi-client data acquired by CGG greatly upgrades the resolution of the pre-salt image, further enhancing the chances of exploration success."


Blocks on Offer 11th Licensing Round

Gabon Blocks


Video of the Ministers Speech at the 22nd Africa Oil Week



Multi-Client 3D Survey

CGG completed the acquisition of 25,000 km² of broadband Multi-Client 3D seismic in 2015.  The survey shot simultaneously by two CGG high capacity vessels. Acquisition Direction SW-NE for Optimum Illumination based on dip direction and orientation of salt bodies from interpretation of legacy seismic and gravimetric data.

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Click on Data Room tab to request data vewing of Fast Track PSTM dataset.


 Download the Brochure 

Road Show Presentations

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DGH presentation - Deep Water Blocks 


Geology presentation - Blocks in the Gabon Salt Basin


MCNV presentation - 3D Multi-client Data

Links (open in a new window)

Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Hydrocarbons


Gabon Government Portal