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%.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...