Searcher carries out two seismic surveys

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Searcher Seismic, an independent multi-client company, in cooperation with project partner BGP, has completed the acquisition of a new survey offshore Norway and another offshore Western Australia.

Searcher Seismic said on Wednesday that Phase 2 of the Silver-Eye 3D Seismic Survey in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway, expands the existing Phase 1 3D coverage of the Hammerfest Basin to further show the potential of this prospective area.

Rachel Masters, Global Sales Manager for Searcher Seismic, said both surveys would greatly assist oil and gas companies with their exploration activities.

Masters further added: “The Silver-Eye 3D Seismic Survey provides 4,548 km2 of excellent quality new broadband 3D data covering the Snøhvit Field, the Goliat Field, and the Tornerose discovery.

“In addition, the Silver-Eye 3D covers both north and south flank of the Hammerfest Basin allowing explorers to extensively evaluate the area.”

The company also stated that the final phase of the Bilby 2D Seismic Survey offshore Western Australia has now been acquired bringing the completed project to 14,336 km.

Masters added: “The Bilby 2D Seismic Survey, offshore Western Australia, includes coverage to proposed 2016 open acreage and ties both the Phoenix South-1 and Roc-1 wells, with a multi-well appraisal drilling campaign commencing soon.”

She said the survey revealed new play types that were not recognized previously.

Fast track data for Silver-Eye Phase 2 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2016 while the final data for Bilby Phase 3 will be available in January 2017.

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