LONDON – Desire Petroleum has completed a 3D seismic acquisition program in the offshore North Falkland basin.
The full-fold coverage totals around 1,416 sq km (547 sq mi) in Tranches C, D, F and adjacent open areas. This new data, combined with the company’s existing 3D data, provide virtual full coverage of the East Flank play fairway on Desire’s acreage and extended coverage of the Liz area, Ann, Pam and Helen prospects.
However, a planned extension of the survey to the south had to be truncated due to bad weather.
Desire says the fully processed data for the northern part of Tranche D and the Ann prospect area are being fast-tracked, and should be available in July. A fully merged data set covering all prospective areas should be ready toward end-2011.
Analysis of preliminary raw stack data for the area at the northern end of Tranches C and D has identified two new leads, named Beverley and Shona.
Shona is at the same stratigraphic level as Rockhopper’s Sea Lion discovery and extends northwards to the block boundary of Tranche D. Beverley is at a shallower stratigraphic level and is mapped wholly within Tranche D.