The integrated geoscience company CGG has completed an airborne gravity gradiometer (AGG) survey in the Kingdom of Bahrain, on behalf of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Offshore Technology informed.

As written by Offshore Engineer, “this was the first commercial survey to be acquired worldwide using FalconPlus, the newest release in CGG’s highly successful suite of Falcon AGG systems and the lowest-noise AGG system available today. A data set of around 18,000km of high-resolution, low-noise AGG and magnetic data is now available over approximately 7700km² of open exploration acreage across the Kingdom’s offshore licensing blocks.”

The data set and integrated interpretation products will help Bapco and future license holders better evaluate their hydrocarbon potential and identify priority areas for exploration in advance of future licensing rounds.

Bapco’s Exploration Manager, Yahya Al Ansari, said: “The integrated study is expected to provide a valuable platform for Bapco and our future partners to target and develop new petroleum resources in the kingdom.”