Searcher Seismic Announces New Airborne Survey Over Gulf of Papua

Searcher Seismic has revealed that a new airborne geophysical survey will take place over the Gulf of Papua.

Covering approximately 60,700 square kilometres along the southern coast of Papua New Guinea, the Roho airborne gravity, gravity-gradiometry and magnetics survey is designed to bridge the gap between the onshore areas of PNG where many wells have been drilled.

“PNG has become an area of increasing industry interest in recent years and successful exploration and development projects onshore have ignited interest in the potential prospectivity offshore, which is largely unexplored,” Rachel Masters, global sales manager for Searcher Seismic, said in a company statement.

“Much of the area covered by the Roho survey will comprise shallow water transition zone environments where seismic operations are difficult and expensive. Roho will provide companies with a cost-effective tool to assess these areas and effectively focus future exploration efforts,” Masters added.

Mobilisation for the survey is underway and acquisition will commence in late November 2017. The survey is being acquired by CGG Multi-Physics, using a Basler BT-67 twin turbine fixed wing aircraft.

Final data will be available early 2018 and a regional interpretation of the new data will be completed by June 2018. 


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