Searcher Seismic to perform seismic campaign in the Canning basin

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, has announced a major multi-client seismic campaign in the Offshore Canning Basin, consisting of 9,942 mi (16,000 km) of newly acquired 2D data and 6,214 mi (10,000 km) of reprocessing.

The Bilby Non-Exclusive 2D seismic survey comprises approximately 9,942 mi (16,000 km) of 2D long-offset, high-resolution DUG Broad seismic in the Bedout sub-basin and Broome platform, Western Australia.

The survey is designed to provide a grid of modern, high-quality data to help identify prospective structural and stratigraphic trends that can be used for regional evaluations and future detailed seismic survey design, the company stated.

Mark Ballesteros, chief geoscientist for Searcher, said he was looking forward to seeing the results of the new seismic campaign.

“The discovery of oil in the Lower Triassic at Phoenix South-1 has given explorers cause to question a lot of fundamental assumptions that have colored the perceptions of the prospectivity of this area for decades and resulted in very limited exploration. We are very excited about the myriad of new plays that are now demanding re-evaluation and look forward to working with explorers to ensure they have the data they need to achieve the task,” Ballesteros said.

Acquisition of the Bilby 2D survey will be acquired by the BGP Explorer using high-end Sercel Sentinel Solid Streamer technology, Bolt Source equipment and continuous recording.

The vessel is committed and scheduled to arrive in Australia in January 2015.

12/1/2014

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