Searcher, BGP Complete Seismic Surveys Offshore Western Australia, Norway

Australia's Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd. reported Wednesday that the firm and project partner China's BGP have successfully completed the acquisition of new seismic surveys offshore Western Australia and offshore Norway to assist oil and gas companies with their exploration activities.

The partners finished acquisition under the final phase of the Bilby 2D Seismic Survey offshore Western Australia, bringing the completed project to 8,908 miles (14,336 kilometers), while Phase 2 of the Silver-Eye 3D Seismic Survey in Norway's Barents Sea expands existing Phase 1 3D coverage of the Hammerfest Basin to further highlight the potential of this highly prospective area.

“The Bilby 2D Seismic Survey ... includes coverage to proposed 2016 open acreage and ties both the Phoenix South-1 and Roc-1 wells, with a multi-well appraisal drilling campaign commencing soon. We are very excited by the results of the Bilby survey - the data quality is excellent and has revealed not only leads associated with the Lower Triassic petroleum systems being pursued in the Roc/Phoenix South area, but new play types that were not recognised previously”, Rachel Masters, global sales manager for Searcher Seismic said in the press release.

“The Silver-Eye 3D Seismic Survey provides 1,770 square miles (4,548 square kilometers) of excellent quality new broadband 3D data covering the Snohvit Field, the Goliat Field and the Tornerose discovery. In addition, the Silver-Eye 3D covers both north and south flanks of the Hammerfest Basin allowing explorers to extensively evaluate the area," she added.

DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) is processing both datasets, with the initial phase data now available for both projects. Fast track data for Phase 2 of the Silver-Eye 3D Seismic Survey will be made available when ready, with the final data volume available in fourth quarter of 2016. Final data for the Bilby 2D Phase 3 will be available in January 2017.

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