Take a closer look at where Bridgeporth works. And prepare to look far and wide. That’s because Bridgeporth has worked in some of the most geographically and geologically diverse locations on earth.

 

Africa, Middle East and Europe (EAME)

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Europe

Africa is on the rise, and Bridgeporth is there to help you explore it.

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Middle East/ North Africa

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Africa, Middle East and Europe (EAME)

Africa is on the rise, and Bridgeporth is there to help you explore it. Stabilising politics and a reignited mineral boom have encouraged new investors. The new oil boom—centred on the oil-rich Atlantic waters of the Gulf of Guinea, from Nigeria to Angola, and the onshore discoveries of Uganda and Kenya—is a moment of great opportunity for a region that’s considered the “final frontier.” Africa:

  • Somalia
  • Namibia
  • Angola
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Seychelles
  • Malawi
  • Gabon
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Mauritania
   

Asia Pacific

Recent licensing rounds in this region have thrown open the doors to exploration in previously closed off countries, where little was previously known about the their true potential. Malaysia has stepped up as a major producer, challenging long-term regional heavy-weight Indonesia. With economic powerhouse China craving energy, the last few years have delivered a variety of material discoveries on both frontier and mature areas, by companies small and large.

  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
 

Europe

Despite fifty years of drilling in the North Sea, Europe is far from exhausting its treasures. Norway is encouraging new entries into its exploration, while the Mediterranean proves to be an underestimated region for discoveries.  With enormous gas finds off Israel leading the way, it’s clear the hunt for new discoveries in Europe is far from over.

  • Norway
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
 

Middle East/ North Africa

The discovery, exploitation, and importance of Middle Eastern and North African oil is not just the story of the region’s past and present, but of its future. Despite decades of production and some of the world’s most mature oil fields, the rate of new exploration is still on the rise as Morocco emerges as a regional hotspot and Saudi Arabia retains its crown as the world’s largest oil exporter.

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
 

The Americas

Drillers in the American West have found a massive shale deposit with oil reserves that would not merely rival, but swamp OPEC. Monster offshore oil discoveries in Brazil will catapult the country into the ranks of the world’s major exporters. Nicaragua and other Central American countries are just getting started—and not just in hydrocarbon discoveries, but in mineral resources as well.

  • Canada
  • USA
  • Nicaragua
 

Airborne

Bridgeporth has an in-house fleet of planes for airborne gravity and magnetics data acquisition.

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Basement

Integrated Interpretation to See the Full Picture

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Land

Regardless of the location, Bridgeporth can acquire, process, and interpret land data.

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Marine

Bridgeporth can process and interpret near real-time marine gravity and magnetics data

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Salt

Salt Presents Imaging Issues Gravity and Magnetics can Solve

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Volcanics

Where Seismic gets difficult, Bridgeporth Steps In

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Airborne

Bridgeporth has an in-house fleet of fixed wing aerial survey planes, with ready access to further fixed wing and rotary aircraft. It allows Bridgeporth to respond quickly and efficiently to client survey requests involving gravity, LiDAR, Magnetics, Horizontal magnetic gradient, gamma ray spectrometry, VLF-EM, and Hyperspectral Imaging. Airborne magnetics and gravity are widely used for surveying large areas to map out basins and basement structures. These methods have often been used as a precursor to seismic surveys as a way of highlighting possible target areas for stratigraphic or structurally controlled oil traps. The data acquired allows us to:

  • • locate sedimentary basins
  • • infer the location of the thickest sedimentary section
  • • delineate basin outlines and boundaries
  • • define plate tectonic structures
  • • map structures within the basin
   

Basement

The volcanic basement is yet another key component of the subsurface geologic structure of any area of interest. The complexities of volcanics, salts, and the basement are just a few examples of structures that gravity and magnetics are uniquely suited to identify. Due to its high density and high magnetic susceptibility, it has a strong effect on the response of geophysical surveys. The mapping of the area aids the identification of regions of the subsurface where the basement is shallower, or where there are thicker sedimentary packages and subsequently heightened potential for active petroleum systems. Due to the depth at which the basement can be present, seismic imaging quality can be restricted as signal is lost with depth.  As such, accurately mapping basement structure can be challenging. Gravity and magnetics provide a strong tool to image basement structure and will complement any seismic acquisition programme and be a beneficial tool to aid on-going exploration projects.

Land

Under the right conditions, data acquired on the ground can achieve the best resolution and accuracy for gravity and magnetics. Bridgeporth provides land data acquisition and processing services on a global basis and is experienced in a wide range of environments. Whether it is a desert, jungle or polar environment, Bridgeporth delivers results safely, timely, and of the highest standards. Bridgeporth has the experience and the resources to offer turnkey services on the ground, from survey design through integrated interpretation.  It’s successfully completed major geophysical projects in a number of countries.  

Marine

Bridgeporth’s particular strength in processing is in the increasingly important fields of near real-time marine and airborne gravity and magnetics acquisition, where reliable and speedy processing is an absolute requirement. Bridgeporth has processed marine gravity and magnetics data from around the world, Malaysia to Angola, from South Africa to Norway. Bridgeporth uses the global industry software leader in earth mapping and modeling to optimize our analysis and visualization of gravity and magnetic data.  Regardless of the source, Bridgeporth can make your marine data work for you.  

Salt

Gravity and magnetic methods are commonly used in areas where seismic work is difficult or impossible. When visualizing salt structures, seismic technology may be effective for imaging the top of salt, but has significant difficulty imaging below the salt due to its high velocity. Gravity and magnetics have been used extensively in sub-salt exploration to integrate with the seismic data and image the base of the salt, and assist in the processing of the seismic data.  

Volcanics

The toughest challenge in exploration is to image below a basalt cover. Volcanics present a number of issues for accurate imaging and eventually, drilling. Basalt formed by volcanic eruptions acts like a mirror to the seismic exploration, preventing an accurate identification of the sub-surface systems. It’s crucial to successfully target volcanics, as basalts cover more than 70% of the earth—and hydrocarbon seeps at the earth’s surface can indicate functioning petroleum systems beneath them. Undulating basalt interfaces and chaotic flow patterns scatter the seismic energy in all directions, making seismic acquisition ineffective over volcanic areas. Gravity and magnetics however, are particularly well-suited to tackle these challenging areas. Magnetic data in particular targets volcanics effectively, as basalts are high in magnetite.