Dolphin readies Maud basin 3D data (Norway)
Dolphin Geophysical Multi-Client has announced that the Maud 3D SHarp Broadband data is now fully processed and ready for delivery. The data covers a 23rd Round block on the flank of the Maud basin, in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, South of the Wisting discovery.
According to Dolphin, the survey, which is a joint venture between Dolphin Geophysical and Searcher Seismic, has been processed by its in-house processing team at 2ms in an effort to enhance the imaging of shallow structure and the associated petroleum system.
Dolphin started the survey in October 2013 following the announcement of the Wisting oil discovery with its high capacity 3D vessel, the Polar Duchess.
Dolphin said that potential targets lie in structural highs and range from the very shallow Jurassic section, where reservoir quality has been proven to be very good, down through the Snadd, Kobbe and Klappmyss of the Triassic and into the carbonates of the Permian. The company added that the Cretaceous section within the basin itself also shows potential as an untested stratigraphic play.
Dolphin Geophysical’s newest vessel, the Polar Empress, has recently acquired a 3D extension to the West of the existing Maud survey, South of the Svalis Dome.