Namibia: Luderitz basin 3D seismic survey starting

By OGJ editors

A large 3D seismic survey is starting over as much as 4,150 sq km in the Luderitz basin offshore Namibia.

The Polarcus Nadia will handle the 10-streamer survey on the 2512A, 2513A, 2513B, and part 2612A blocks held by Serica Energy PLC. BP PLC is funding the survey to earn a 30% interest from Serica in the four-block license. Serica said large structures are already known to be present and that the survey will provide the necessary detail to plan a drilling program.

Objectives of the 3-month survey are to delineate a large four-way dip closed structure, map potential pinchout prospects that are expected to have formed in conjunction with a large channel sand feature crossing the survey area, and demonstrate hydrocarbon potential through the presence of hydrocarbon indicators.

Following ministerial consents, license interests will be Serica Energy Namibia BV 55%, BP’s Exploration (Luderitz Basin) Ltd. 30%, National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia (Pty.) Ltd. 10%, and Indigenous Energy (Pty.) Ltd. 5%.

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