Soco begins seismic over DR Congo’s Lake Edward

Issue 276 - 02 May 2014 | 5 minute read

London-based Soco International has begun a 2D marine seismic survey over Lake Edward on Block V in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Acquisition began on 26 April, using an environmentally sensitive technique of placing seismic recorders on the lake bed. The lake forms part of Block V, which also includes an area of the Virunga National Park, whose director Emmanuel de Mérode was shot and injured on 15 April after delivering a report on alleged violations of park rules by Soco to the prosecutor’s office in Goma.

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