Empyrean Energy has completed 3D seismic data acquisition in Block 29/11 offshore China.
The survey started on June 06, 2017, and with acquisition of the raw data now fully complete the seismic vessel is de-mobilizing from the survey area.
The survey acquired 580 km2 of new 3D seismic data over the permit, including key prospects – Jade and Topaz.
In addition to the 3D data acquired within Block 29/11, a further 28 km2 of 3D were acquired as part of the overall survey along the western boundary of the Block and extending over the LH 23-1d oil discovery, west of Empyrean’s permit.
The additional data is expected to allow Empyrean to evaluate the extent of a potential geological tie between the LH 23-1d oil discovery and Jade and Topaz, the company said.
Empyrean CEO, Tom Kelly, said, “We are pleased to report that the 3D marine seismic survey acquisition has been completed on schedule with excellent quality 3D data acquired. The operations proceeded without any safety or HSE incidents. China Offshore Service Limited (COSL) provided a highly professional service during the operations and we are pleased with their cooperation and the quality of data produced from the survey.
“In conjunction with COSL, we have already commenced processing the raw data. Whilst the full processing and interpretation will take some months to complete fully, we will be able to fast track some of the initial processing of raw data over our key prospects, Jade and Topaz. This is expected to give potential resource size estimations for Jade and Topaz within weeks.”
This announcement has been reviewed by Empyrean’s Technical Director, Mr Frank Brophy BSc (Hons), who has over 40 years’ experience as a petroleum glogist.