Shearwater’s G&G Team provides invaluable support for our multi-client projects, as well as aiding external client projects where complex geological issues need to be understood. The in-house G&G team is led by Dr. David Jackson, who has worked in a senior technical capacity for over 35 years in BP and Chevron examining the hydrocarbon potential of numerous basins throughout the world.
Our clients benefit from the exposure that our experienced employees have gained over the years, having been involved in data acquisition, processing, and interpretation of data libraries in areas of significant hydrocarbon discoveries. Two such areas are the West Barents Sea, Norway, and the offshore regions of Mauritania and Senegal.
In the West Barents Sea the Gohta and Alta discoveries announced by Lundin in 2013-14 (351 mmboe net commercial resources) were in an area where our team had previously designed, acquired, and interpreted a SHarp 3D Broadband seismic survey to better define the Permo-Carboniferous karst fairway.
Offshore Mauritania and Senegal has seen outstanding discoveries by Cairn and Kosmos, with the announcements of the SNE-1 oil discovery in 2014, and the 2015 Tortue-1 gas discovery. Both these discoveries are in advanced stages of appraisal with first oil from the SNE-1 area anticipated to flow in 2022, and a final investment decision for the huge gas accumulations straddling the Mauritania-Senegal offshore region expected to be made by 2018. Our G&G Team were heavily involved in helping unlock the value of this region which had been overlooked for many, many years prior to these discoveries.