For offshore exploration, the oil and gas industry typically relies on arrays of airguns, which are towed behind ships and release intense impulses of compressed air into the water about once every 10 to 12 seconds. Although most of the energy from these acoustic “shots” is intended to search downward for evidence of oil and… Read More
SOCO starting seismic survey in Virunga before the findings of the EU-funded SEA?
This month’s article in Africa Intelligence “Virunga a hot issue” reveals that it won’t be until November 2014 that the findings of the second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), funded by the European Union, will be handed out to the Ministry of Hydrocarbon in DR-Congo. The SEA will be used to inform DRC Government… Read More
February 8, 2013 – Virunga Oil Blocks: Last Update
Check here for the last update: Oil Block III 32% contains ViNP Last Update Oil Block IV 50% contains ViNP Last Update Oil Block V 52% contains ViNP Last Update —————– Virunga National Park – Oil Exploration: On 23 September 2012, newswire reports indicated… Read More
JUN 2012: Total opens a new oil front in Virunga National Park
While heavy fighting is going on in and around Virunga National Park and thousands of people are fleeing their houses, some oil companies prefer to do business as usual. Total decided to increase its participating interests in Block III, covering 32% of the Virunga National park. In its last operational update of 31st of May,… Read More