Argos Resources Completes 3D Seismic Acquisition in North Falkland Basin
Argos Resources Limited , the Falkland Islands based exploration company focused on the North Falkland Basin, has completed the acquisition of 3D seismic data over the entire area of its PL001 licence in the North Falkland Basin.
A total of 1,415 net square kilometres of 3D seismic data has been acquired. This includes coverage over the entire licence area, a halo outside the licence boundaries and tie-ins to key wells. A high priority area from this total has been carved out and is being processed on a fast-track basis to be ready for interpretation and prospect mapping by July 2011. It is the Company’s objective to be ready to drill exploration wells in late 2011/2012 in order to have the option to use the Ocean Guardian drilling rig currently operating in the area.
The Company is also using the opportunity of having Polarcus Asima seismic vessel under contract in the area to acquire additional 3D seismic data in open acreage to the north of the licence to identify additional prospectivity in the northerly continuation of the Basin. This acquisition in open acreage has now commenced.
Commenting on this progress, Ian Thomson, Chairman of Argos, said:
“We are delivering on the 3D seismic acquisition plans announced on 30 December 2010, and are pleased with the progress being made. Processing of the new 3D data has commenced and early indications are that this is the best quality 3D data that has been acquired in the basin to date. We are therefore encouraged that we will have excellent data for prospect mapping which we expect to undertake from July”.
Source:Argos , April 20, 2011; Image:Polarcus