Polarcus announces 3D seismic survey expansion

Polarcus is pleased to announce that the company has secured further industry prefunding enabling the expansion of the survey northwards with an additional 7130 km2. Consequently the Capreolus 3D Project will now comprise approximately 22 130 km2 overall, providing exploration companies with an extensive basin-wide broadband 3D seismic dataset across the Roebuck Basin, offshore North West Shelf, Australia. 

Expanded survey details

Seismic acquisition on the original programme commenced early January 2015 with two Polarcus A-Class 3D seismic vessels utilising the company's RightBAND™ technique for broadband data acquisition. The expanded survey is now estimated at approximately twelve vessel months duration overall, and will utilise an additional Polarcus 3D seismic vessel for part of the programme. As of date, seismic acquisition is approximately 40% complete (of the new expanded programme). 

The resultant data from the Capreolus 3D Project will be processed through a pre-stack depth migration routine by DownUnder GeoSolutions in Perth, Australia, with final data products expected to be delivered within 1Q16.


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

Published on 07/04/2015

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