Global Projects

GII's core business is conducting seismic field Acquisition surveys, Data Processing and Interpretation for our clients in the Oil and Gas Industry around the globe. Since 1957 we have operated complex projects in different terrain and environments; from the deserts in the Middle-East, the jungles of Africa, rural and urban areas in Europe  to the hilly plains of North-East India. 

A list of our highlighted projects is accessible below. Contact us for a full list of projects. 

Year Client Concession Type Source Quantity

Angola
2007, 2006, 2005ROC Oil AustraliaCabinda2D and 3DMixed Source618 sqkm and 722 line km

Angola

In 2005, ROC Oil Company Ltd., One of Australia's leading independent upstream oil and gas companies ordered a series of 2D and 3D seismic surveys which marked the effective return of onshore oil exploration activity in Angola after a hiatus of more than 30 years.

From 2005 to 2007, the GII acquired and processed a total of 722 km 2D and 618 km2 3D seismic data, in three separate surveys. 

Angola
  • Year 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Client ROC Oil Australia
  • Concession Cabinda
  • Type 2D and 3D
  • Source Mixed Source
  • Quantity 618 sqkm and 722 line km
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Albania
2008DWM, Manas PetroleumA and B2DVibroseis190 line km

Albania

In 2008 the GII executed a 2D seismic acquisition and processing project in Albania for DWM a subsidiary of MANAS Petroleum Corp.

The project took place just north of Tirana, within Blocks A & B up to the northern city of Shkodra. The survey consisted of 190 line kilometers using Vibroseis seismic sources. The survey area included many small villages, towns and parks. The GII was especially focused on maintaining the environmental equilibrium and keeping interference to daily life of the community to a minimum.

Albania
  • Year 2008
  • Client DWM, Manas Petroleum
  • Concession A and B
  • Type 2D
  • Source Vibroseis
  • Quantity 190 line km

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Congo (DRC)
2010EnerGulf ResourcesLotshi2DVibroseis202 line km

Congo (DRC)

In 2010, The Geophysical Institute of Israel was awarded the tender to conduct a 2D seismic acquisition project for oil investigation in western basins of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on behalf of EnerGulf (Houston, Texas, USA).

The project consisted had a total length of 203 line kilometers, most of which passed through dense jungle. Due to the difficult accesibility situation and the inclination to preserve the natural rainforest, the GII opted for use of dynamite as seismic energy source. Roughly 3,400 shallow shot holes were drilled using custom built portable man held and tractor mounted drills. The project incorporated more than 350 local workers and over 20 local sub-contractors and service providers who were trained to work safely and efficiently on seismic teams. 

Congo (DRC)
  • Year 2010
  • Client EnerGulf Resources
  • Concession Lotshi
  • Type 2D
  • Source Vibroseis
  • Quantity 202 line km

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Georgia
2012, 2010, 2009, 2001, 1997GBOC, JKX UK, NOC Swiss, SOG2DMixed Source1,275 line km

Georgia

The Geophysical Institute of Israel has been working in Georgia since 1997 on numerous projects. 

Our clients include CanArgo-Georgia and Georgian Britain Oil Company (GBOC), JKX UK, National Oil Co. Switzerland, Strait Oil and Gas (SOG) and Range Resources Ltd. A total of 1,275 line kilometers of 2D seismic have been acquired by GII in Georgia using vibroseis, dynamite explosive and mixed sources.

Our experience with the local people and contractors in different regions of central Georgia (Sachkhere, Chiatura, Tkibuli, Zstafoni, Kutaisi) has been exemplary and without incident. 

In the 2012 survey, for example, over 3000 drill holes were used for the explosive sources, many of them in rough terrain

In addition to the seismic acquisition, GII was awarded the Seismic Processing as well as accompanying Magnetic and Gravity surveys. This data added greatly to the interpretation of the subsurface structure. 

We have had the opportunity to work in all weather conditions in Georgia, including difficult snow, rain and fog. Despite difficult conditions, no severe injuries (Lost Time Injuries LTI) ocurred.

Georgia
  • Year 2012, 2010, 2009, 2001, 1997
  • Client GBOC, JKX UK, NOC Swiss, SOG
  • Type 2D
  • Source Mixed Source
  • Quantity 1,275 line km

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Turkey
2000, 1999, 1998TPAO, TurKan, Turkese Perenco, PetromMeseli and others2DVibroseis2,380 line km

Turkey

Between the years 1998 and 2000 the GII conducted four separate seismic acquisition surveys for a variety of oil companies in Turkey.

Our clients include from TPAO - Turkey's national oil company, Turkese Perenco, Petrom of Romania,Trans Dominion Group of Canada (TurKan) and others.

Over a total of 2,380 line kilometers of 2d seismic, the terrains varied greatly from Diyarbakir, Bismil and Ataturk Lake in the South-East, through Erzurum and Kars in the North-East, to Trakya in the European part of Turkey.

Turkey
  • Year 2000, 1999, 1998
  • Client TPAO, TurKan, Turkese Perenco, Petrom
  • Concession Meseli and others
  • Type 2D
  • Source Vibroseis
  • Quantity 2,380 line km

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Tanzania
2013, 2014Maurel & PromMnazi Bay2DExplosives550 line km, 22,000 shot holes

Tanzania

During 2013 and 2014, The Geophysical Institute of Israel executed a Land and Transition Zone High Resolution 2D seismic project in South-East Tanzania on behalf of Maurel and Prom.

The project was over 550 line kilometers long made up by dozens of seismic lines in four different areas. The survey area encompassed tough mangroves and tidal flats as well as isolated island surveys.  Therefore, using dynamite explosives was the best choice for the energy source. We created over 22,000 shot hole drills for the explosive charges using specially designed man portable drill machines. Dealing with the environmental conditions and predatory animals was made top priority by the management team and security measures were in place to ensure safety of the crew and equipment. The project lasted 14 months with more than 1.5 million man work hours and had no significant safety or security incidents. 

The GII participated in seismic processing as well and the data quality has led to a significant gas discovery at Mnazi Bay. 

Tanzania
  • Year 2013, 2014
  • Client Maurel & Prom
  • Concession Mnazi Bay
  • Type 2D
  • Source Explosives
  • Quantity 550 line km, 22,000 shot holes

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Italy
2010, 2009, 2008, 2004Gas Della Concordia, Edison Gas, Pentex, Eni, Agip2D High Resolution Mixed Source102 line km

Italy

The Geophysical Institute of Israel has executed 5 seismic acquisition projects in Italy. Furthermore, 2 advanced 3D seismic processing projects have been completed. 

  • In 2004 The GII acquired two Very High Resolution 2D seismic surveys in Italy for Gas Della Concordia and Edison Gas, with a total of 50 line kilometers. 
  • In 2008 and 2009 two High Resolution Water Based 2D seismic surveys were performed for Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc and for Pentex using special HydraPulse seismic sources. 
  • Leading Oil and Gas companies Enel and Agip are also long time customers of GII for multi-year advanced 3D data processing.

Contact us or our Agent in Italy (GEPlan Consulting) to see how we can support your project. 

Italy
  • Year 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004
  • Client Gas Della Concordia, Edison Gas, Pentex, Eni, Agip
  • Type 2D High Resolution
  • Source Mixed Source
  • Quantity 102 line km
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India
2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002GeoEnpro, Jubilant Enpro, Canoro, Premier OilKharsang, Tripura, Assam2D and 3DMixed Source500+

India

The Geophysical Institute of Israel has conducted several complex seismic acquisition projects in North-East India for different clients of the Oil and Gas Industry.

  • 2008: The GII performed a very logistically complex 3D seismic project in the Kharsang oil field, Arunachal Pradesh state, India. The hilly-jungle environment required careful use of explosives and hand-held portable high-power drill rigs. The project was conducted for GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd.
  • 2007: The GII acquired a 146 line km 2D seismic project in the prolific Assam/Arakan basin of Northeast India for Canoro Resources Ltd of Canada. 
  • 2005: The GII executed a 2D seismic project spanning 150 line km in West Tripura for Jubilant Enpro Ltd.
  • 2002 - 2003: The GII acquired a 115 line kilometer 2D seismic survey in mountainous jungle environment of Assam for Premier Oil Ltd., U.K.
India
  • Year 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002
  • Client GeoEnpro, Jubilant Enpro, Canoro, Premier Oil
  • Concession Kharsang, Tripura, Assam
  • Type 2D and 3D
  • Source Mixed Source
  • Quantity 500+
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Ethiopia
2012 - 2011SouthWest EnergyOgaden2DVibroseis1,641 line km

Ethiopia

During 2011 and 2012, The Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII) carried out a vast seismic acquisition project in the Ethiopia for SOUTHWEST ENERGY (UK) Ltd.

The project was executed in the Ogaden Desert license (Blocks 9, 9A and 13) and consisted of of 27 2D seismic lines with a total length of 1641 Km. 

The flat terrain were ideal for GII's desert Vibroseis crew. The vast amounts of data were fully in-field processed and 2D stacks were produced on a daily basis as work progressed. The project was accompanied by Low Velocity Layer (LVL) surveys using Refraction and Downhole techniques.

As usual in our overseas projects, the GII employed nearly 100 local workers from the villages in the prospect area. The local team trained in technical and Health, Safety and Environment procedures and became part of the seismic crew - contributing to the success of this seismic project.

Security forces of the Ethiopian Army escorted the seismic crew, maintaining a secure and safe environment throughout the project.

Ethiopia
  • Year 2012 - 2011
  • Client SouthWest Energy
  • Concession Ogaden
  • Type 2D
  • Source Vibroseis
  • Quantity 1,641 line km

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Israel
2018 - 1957Government, Israel Oil Corp., Afek, Genie, Zion Oil, IsraNeft, Givot Olam and others.ALL2D and 3DMixed SourceOver 20,260 line km

Israel

Since its inception in 1957, the GII has performed thousands of geophysical projects in Israel.

Highlighted projects from the last decade: 

  • 2015: 2D Seismic vibroseis acquisition project in the south Golan Heights for Afek Oil & Gas Ltd over rough basaltic volcanic terrain.
  • 2013: 2D Seismic vibroseis acquisition and processing for Zion Oil & Gas in the Sharon area at the YOSEF License encompassing urban and rural environments and night work. 
  • 2013: 2D Seismic vibroseis and Gravity acquisition for Zerach O&G Exploration LTD. (Acquired by Energy Texas) on the ZERACH-400 permit near Masadda on the Dead Sea shores. The survey encompassed both land and hydrophone acquisition in extreme salt and heat conditions of the dead-sea.
  • 2013: Integrated Land-Marine 2D seismic survey for Dead Sea Works Ltd in the region of Nahal Ze'elim. The objective was High-Resolution structural mapping for faults and sink-holes. sub-surface struceure
  • 2013: On behalf of the Dead Sea Preservation Governmental Company a deep High-Resolution seismic acquisition survey with vibroseis energy sources was located in the vicinity of the Ein Boqek Hotels. with the aim of delineating tectonic faults. The GII was awarded the processing as well. 
  • 2012: The GII was awarded an explosive seismic acquisition and processing survey by Zion Oil & Gas from Ashdot Ya'akov to Isaschar Heights. The Dynamite crew used 140 drill holes, each of 15 meters depth.
  • 2011: 2D Seismic acquisition and processing project with Explosive sources accompanied by a Gravity survey was executed for GINKO and Zerach O&G Exploration LTD. The survey was conducted on the ORLY permit near the city of Arad, 240 drill-holes of 10 meters depth were used.
  • 2008: 2D seismic acquisition survey for Castle Drilling Co. Ltd along the mediterranean sea shore near the city of Ashkelon.
  • 2007: 2D seismic acquisition and processing for Zion Oil & Gas on their Asher-Menashe license along the Israeli coastal plain near the Carmel mountain range.

Contact us for a full list of projects.

Israel
  • Year 2018 - 1957
  • Client Government, Israel Oil Corp., Afek, Genie, Zion Oil, IsraNeft, Givot Olam and others.
  • Concession ALL
  • Type 2D and 3D
  • Source Mixed Source
  • Quantity Over 20,260 line km

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