Mozambique’s oil industry regulator, the Instituto Nacional de Petroleos (INP) awarded six contracts to companies to provide geophysical and geological data for oil and gas exploration blocks on and offshore Mozambique, Zitmar News reported.

UK’s Spectrum has received Tender Area 2 covering the southern Rovuma and northeastern Zambezi Basins offshore Mozambique, and has proposed a long-offset broadband 2D multi-client seismic survey, according to Offshore Magazine. While three contracts were awarded to France’s CGG, which will provide gravimetric analysis of a large onshore area overlapping Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane provinces. Addtionally, the government awarded two offshore areas in the Zambezi Delta and Rovuma Basin to both American firm Schlumberger and CGG.

In related news, Egypt Oil&Gas reported in August that CGG had signed an agreement with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Operating Services Company (GOSCO), an independent Ghanaian Exploration and Production services company, to form a joint-venture (JV) company dedicated to conducting high-end 2D, 3D and 4D marine seismic acquisition and related services in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ghana