AustinBridgeporth to acquire airborne enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (eFTG), Gravity, Magnetics and LiDAR in Indonesia

Pertamina has chosen AustinBridgeporth in collaboration with PT. Mahakarya Geo Survey to acquire ‘enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry’ (eFTG) data. The airborne survey will acquire eFTG, fully integrated scalar gravity, magnetics and LiDAR data and will be flown onshore and offshore West Papua. The objective of the survey is to deliver a detailed geological structure map which will provide new insight into the sub-surface and help reactivate exploration activities in the region. During the survey, Pertamina will receive fast-track ‘Interim Images’ that will build a picture of the subsurface as the survey progresses. The ‘e’ in eFTG signifies the next generation of Airborne Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry technology combining the best design elements of all previous types of Lockheed Martin commercial gravity gradiometers.  The resulting 24 sensor triaxial measurement system provides the world’s highest signal-to-noise ratio of any gravity system…

eFTG comes to Gabon

With their extensive experience of airborne operations in-country, AustinBridgeporth have been awarded three airborne enhanced full tensor gravity gradiometry (eFTG), magnetic and LiDAR surveys with a major operator over licences onshore and offshore Gabon. The surveys have both pre and post-salt objectives and will help to improve the understanding of the rift basin architecture, basement structures and accurately map salt bodies in an area where 2D seismic data is of poor quality and difficult to acquire.   The eFTG, exclusive to AustinBridgeporth, is the latest generation gravity gradiometer and delivers multiple improvements in sensitivity, resolution, and signal-to-noise ratio over previous generation technologies. Dr Mark Davies, CEO at AustinBridgeporth commented “Airborne gravity gradiometry is already a well-established exploration tool in Gabon so we are delighted to bring next generation eFTG technology here for the first time to provide new data in unprecedented detail.” AustinBridgeporth will use…

AustinBridgeporth COVID-19 Response

Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, we can all appreciate how small the world is and the importance of coming together to protect the global community in this time of great need. Following the implementation of various Government Covid-19 restrictions all staff at AustinBridgeporth  offices worldwide are all home working. Transition to home working has been excellent with everyone able to continue delivering data for existing and new processing and interpretation projects. All travel, except business-critical travel, is suspended or postponed. Stay safe.

eFTG in Egypt

TGS and AustinBridgeporth have been granted exclusive rights to acquire eFTG (enhanced Full tensor Gravity Gradiometry) within Egypt. Dr Mark Davies, CEO at AustinBridgeporth said “Along with our partners TGS, we are excited to be part of this ground breaking project for Ganope. Lockheed Martin’s enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometer – the eFTG, is the world’s highest resolution system, no other system comes close and I cannot think of any better way to fast-track the exploration of such a vast frontier area. As an explorer and scientist I’m extremely excited to be part of this project; so many questions need answering.” Phase 1, the Upper Egypt region, was signed by Ganope Chairman His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Abdelazeem at the Mediterranean Offshore Conference – MOC Egypt in Alexandria Egypt. Michael Douglas, Business Development Manager at AustinBridgeporth will be coordinating the eFTG…

The benefits of the Gravity Module Assembly

Bridgeporth’s Chief Scientist, Gary Barnes, has a published article in the latest edition of Geophysical Prospecting. The special issue looks at Geophysical Instrumentation and Acquisition. Gary’s paper is titled The Gravity Module Assembly used in airborne full tensor gradiometry surveys and details the benefits of using the GMA alongside the Full Tensor Gradiometer during an airborne survey. The abstract can be read here https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2478.12707 A list of all the articles in Volume 67 Number 6 July 2019 are listed here: 2019 Geophysical Prospecting Issue Information

Lucky roll of the dice

Christian Richards, AustinBridgeporth’s EAME Sales Manager, was one of the lucky winners of GeoExpro’s “roll the dice” competition at APPEX2019. Christian and Matt Tyrrell from PGS won brand new copies of ‘An Introduction to Exploration Geophysics with Recent Advances at American Association of Petroleum Geologists’.

AustinBridgeporth gravity & magnetic data invaluable to Greenland Gas & Oil

Check out an article in the latest edition of GeoExpro on the Jameson Land Basin in Greenland, one of the last remaining undrilled Atlantic Margin basins. AustinBridgeporth acquired airborne full tensor gravimetric, magnetics and LiDAR data over Jameson Land for GGO in August 2017. The data are currently being integrated into the new seismic interpretation to provide an enhanced insight into the structural geometry of the basin. Both the gravity and magnetics are proving to be invaluable with regards to identifying major compositional basement changes, depth to basement estimates, and defining the extent and distribution of Tertiary igneous intrusive sills and dykes that are prevalent in the southern parts of the basin. The LiDAR data has also been useful in the mapping of the surface expression of these doleritic dykes, together with other major lineaments that often represent faults and…

First FTG in Côte d’Ivoire

Earlier this year AustinBridgeporth completed acquisition and processing of an Airborne Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG), gravity, magnetics & LiDAR survey for Tullow Oil over seven onshore licences in Côte d’Ivoire. To commemorate a successfully completed survey Tullow presented  AustinBridgeporth COO, Dave Bolger, with a specially designed memento for all those involved in the survey. Photo L-R : Francesca Martini, Lead Geophysicist – Project Manager, Dave Bolger, Eloise Rogers,  Senior Geophysicist and John Doherty, Geophysical Operations Manager

ABI posters at PETEX

AustinBridgeporth have 2 poster sessions at PETEX 2018. Both posters are based results from recent airborne FTG surveys in Morocco and Greenland. Check out Poster Session Three – Tuesday 27 November 14:45 – 15:00 The Use Of Full tensor Gravity Gradiometry To Build A Basin Model And Quantify Petroleum Potential: A Case Study from North Africa 15:45 – 16:00 A Comparison Between Airborne Gravity And Gravity Gradiometry; Showcasing Recent Improvements From An East Greenland Exploration Project For more details click: PETEX2018