Falkland Islands: Seismic focuses Desire prospects

By OGJ editors
-- Desire Petroleum PLC said 3D seismic acquisition is complete, and full-fold coverage totals 1,416 sq km in Tranches C, D, and F and adjacent open areas in the North Falkland basin.

Combined with Desire’s existing 3D data, the new seismic provides nearly full coverage of the East Flank Play Fairway on Desire’s acreage and extended coverage of the Liz area, Ann, Pam, and Helen prospects. A planned extension of the survey to the south was curtailed due to poor weather.

The fully processed data for the northern part of Tranche D and the Ann prospect area are being fast-tracked and are expected to be available in July. A fully merged data set covering all prospective areas is expected to be available towards the end of 2011.

Preliminary raw stack data have been received for the area at the northern end of Tranches C and D, and initial indications for new prospects are encouraging. In particular, two new leads, Beverley and Shona, have been identified so far.

The Shona lead is at the same stratigraphic level as the Rockhopper Sea Lion discovery and extends northwards to the block boundary of Tranche D. The Beverley lead is at a shallower stratigraphic level and is mapped wholly within Tranche D.

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