Desire Petroleum has completed a 3D seismic acquisition program covering its license in the North Falkland basin, off the Falkland Islands. The seismic data covered an area of about 349,901 acres (1,416 square kilometers) in Tranches C, D, F and adjacent open areas. Desire said it curtailed plans to extend the survey further to the south due to bad weather. Combined with the company’s existing data, Desire almost has full coverage of the Eastern Flank Play fairway and has extended coverage of the Liz area, Ann, Pam and Helen prospects.
Desire has pinpointed two new leads, Beverley and Shona, from the preliminary raw stack data. The Shona lead is the same stratigraphic level as the Rockhopper Sea Lion discovery and extends north to the block boundary of Tranhce D, while the Beverley lead is at a shallower stratigraphic level and is mapped wholly within Tranche D.
The company is having the fully processed data for the northern part of Tranche D and the Ann prospect fast-tracked, with the data expected for availability in July. A fully merged data set covering all prospective areas is expected by year-end.
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