Sierra Leone: African Petroleum plans new 3D seismic

Issue 282 - 26 Jul 2014 | 1 minute read

African Petroleum Corporation has signed a contract to acquire more than 1,000km3 of 3D seismic on Block SL-4A-10, offshore Sierra Leone, in addition to the existing 3D coverage. Acquisition is expected to begin in Q3. The company was awarded SL-03 in April 2010, and the adjacent SL-4A-10 as part of Sierra Leone’s third offshore licensing round in 2012. Both licences are in their first exploration period. Exploration offshore Sierra Leone has so far failed to find commercial quantities of oil and gas, but African Petroleum says it has identified a number of prospects.

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