Larkin explains why seismic is far more effective and cost-effective offshore. The deep sand layers that cover the ANE concession would make a seismic survey of the area prohibitively expensive. The concession also contains layers of basalt rock, which tends to disrupt seismic signals and reduce the effectiveness of the technology.

How does your surface exploration method work?

Why are you more efficient than your competitors?

Where else has your method been successful?

Why have the majors not embraced your technique?

Why are you not using seismic technology?

Why have you chosen this particular location?

Have the majors explored the concession?