MADAGASCAR DEEPWATER—1: Deepwater basin confirmed far off western Madagascar

Ralph A. StoneXpronet Inc.HoustonSamuel D. LeRoyEarthView Associates Inc.HoustonAn evaluation of a portion of the deepwater Mozambique Channel in Madagascar territorial waters has been recently carried out by Xpronet Inc., Houston, in cooperation with l'Office des Mines Nationales et des Industries Stratégiques (OMNIS), the Malagasy government authority. Click here to enlarge imageThe regional geology, satellite gravity data, and a limited database of low-fold seismic data suggest that the Moron- dava basin could extend far offshore to the west and be a target for future deepwater hydrocarbon exploration. Xpronet and two industry partners joined TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. in a t...

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