Norwegian survey contractor TGS-Nopec has completed two new multi-client
programmes in Somaliland prior to the country?s open bid round later
Offshore, TGS has shot 5100 kilometres of seismic, gravity, and
magnetic data covering both shallow and deep water areas, with the
data becoming available to clients in the third quarter.
Onshore, TGS shot about 34,000 kilometres of high resolution aeromagnetic
data covering all known Somaliland petroleum basins and the data
should be available by mid-year.
Somaliland is geologically analogous to Yemen where several oilfields
have been discovered to date, said TGS in a statement today.
Somaliland is bordered by Ethiopia in the south and west, Djibouti
in the northwest, the Gulf of Aden in the north, and Somalia in