CGGVeritas awarded a contract by Qatar Petroleum to undertake a large, ultra high-density high-resolution onshore seismic survey. The expected value of the contract is approximately $140 million dollars. Work on the project will commence around year-end 2008 and is anticipated to have a duration of about thirty months.
The survey will cover the Dukhan field in Qatar that extends under desert plains, coastal salt flats, transition zones and shallow water areas.
To ensure that this complex and industry-first high-resolution survey delivers the best results, CGGVeritas will provide the full range of acquisition and processing services deploying a 40,000-channel seismic crew, 3D VSP (Vertical Seismic Profile) and imaging services.