…. Deploys Ocean Bottom Nodal Technology for Three OMLs of SPDC
The Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), the premier geological and geophysical subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), sets to aggressively boost its seismic data acquisition technologies and capacities to handle 90 per cent of all seismic exploration projects in the Country with a view to supporting Federal government aspiration of growing the national reserves base to 40billion barrels.
IDSL Managing Director, Engr. Morrison Tariah, who made this known in in his office in Benin, Edo State, stated that IDSL was in strategic partnership with BGP of China to capture 90 per cent data acquisition market share in Nigeria and other sub regions in Africa.
…..34 young engineers on board four Shell offshore seismic projects
He disclosed that the company had 34 young IDSL engineers on board the four Shell offshore seismic projects and also eight of his other engineers in Beijing, China for a year, all undergoing training to boost their capacity.
A statement by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that Engr. Tariah explained that at the moment, the IDSL was handling six major data acquisition projects in the Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Bauchi State and two in the Niger Delta region, stressing that substantial progress had been recorded in the Kolmani River II Well exploration activities.
“Currently, we have leveraged on very strategic partnership to grow our business. We have six major data acquisition projects, there are four in the Benue trough, one in the heart of Niger Delta and one offshore. We are currently acquiring data for three Oil Ming Licenses for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the project is to be completed in November this year. This is one of IDSL signature projects,” Engr. Tariah revealed.
….deployed Ocean Bottom Nodal System technology for three Oil Mining Licenses
He said that IDSL had deployed the Ocean Bottom Nodal System technology (OBN) in the data acquisition and exploration activities of the three Oil Mining Licenses (OML) owned by Shell, saying that the project was a signature project for the company which would go a long way to further shore up its profit margin.
The IDSL helmsman noted that the target was that by 2020, IDSL would be well repositioned to stand alone as a marine seismic data acquisition company, projecting that by next year the company should be able to own its own vessel to operate independently.
He stated that as a geological service company, the Information Technology system of the company had being boosted with the introduction of six major projects, explaining that as at today, the company had links with all her external projects for effective coordination.