Regional seismic survey planned in Libya

National Oil Corp. of Libya has signed an agreement with ION Geophysical Corp., Houston, in conjunction with North Africa Geophysical Exploration Co. for a regional seismic survey in Libya.

To be shot in multiple phases, the survey will acquire 21,000 line-km of 2D data.

The first phase will acquire more than 7,700 line-km of long-offset data over the entire Libyan offshore.

Jason Robinson, vice-president EAME for ION’s GeoVentures division, said the program “is designed to create a comprehensive picture of the Libyan geology, tying all of the major basins and providing the deep imaging essential to understanding new exploration plays.”

Delivery of the data is planned for yearend.

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