Seismic acquisition has now commenced on the major new Polarcus Capreolus 3D multi-client project over the Phoenix area that contains the recent Phoenix South-1 oil discovery within the Roebuck Basin, offshore Western Australia. The survey is utilising two high performance 12-streamer Polarcus vessels, Polarcus Amani and Polarcus Asima, operating in tandem in order to maximise production.
The Capreolus 3D multi-client project comprises a substantial 15 000 km2 and has been designed by Polarcus' in-house experts in collaboration with the project underwriters to provide a basin-wide high quality broadband 3D seismic dataset over and adjacent to the Phoenix South-1 oil discovery announced in 2014. The basin is one of the few remaining under-explored parts of Australia's North West Shelf and considered to have the potential to become a major new oil province.
The data acquisition phase is estimated at approximately eight vessel months (four calendar months), with the resultant data being processed through a pre-stack depth migration routine by DownUnder GeoSolutions in Perth.
Final data products are expected to be available within Q2 2016.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley