Polarcus Halfway Through Capreolus Shoot

Oslo-listed seismic contractor, Polarcus, has now reached the 50% completion milestone in the acquisition of the Capreolus 3D multi-client project, the largest single 3D survey ever acquired offshore Australia.

Polarcus will acquire a minimum area of 22,130 sq. km of high resolution broadband 3D seismic data including coverage over the Phoenix South-1 oil discovery and surrounding blocks in an area previously assumed to be gas prone. According to Polarcus, the Capreolus 3D survey will provide multiple opportunities for reduced risk and play-based exploration targeting Triassic and Jurassic structural and stratigraphic traps.

Seismic acquisition kicked off early January 2015 with two Polarcus A-Class 3D seismic vessels, POLARCUS AMANI and POLARCUS ASIMA, operating in simultaneous acquisition mode in order to maximize production.

Polarcus completes 50 percent of Capreolus 3D multi-client survey

This operating technique has delivered over 11,000 sq. km of 3D seismic data in less than 3 months. The data is currently being processed through to pre-stack depth migration by DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) in Perth, Australia, with final data products expected to be delivered within Q1 2016.

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