Searcher, SeaBird begin 2D Mialara survey in the Philippines

September 22, 2014

Map of Mialara 2D survey off Philippines

Australia's Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd., has started acquisition of the Mialara 2D broadband seismic survey, east of the island of Palawan in the Philippines.

Searcher is working with Norway's SeaBird Exploration plc, in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Energy, to acquire the approximately 3106 mi. (5000km) survey, a 6.2 x 6.2mi. (10x10 km) grid in the Mialara sub-basin. The new survey will includes coverage over the PECR5 bid round Blocks 4, 5 and 6. Acquisition should be complete in mid-October.

Acquisition parameters include 2ms sample rate, 12sec record length, and 10km stremer length.

Searcher says that fast-track data will be available to ensure ample time for evaluation of the blocks before the PECR5 bidding round.

Alan Hopping, general manager for Searcher Seismic, said the Mialara 2D survey follows and provides infill to Searcher’s Pala-Sulu regional multi-client 2D survey. “The Pala-Sulu survey highlighted the prospectivity of the East Palawan basins and provided justification for the more detailed Mialara 2D survey.”

The Mialara 2D seismic survey (depicted by red lines in the image at right) follows the recently completed Pinatubo 2D survey in West Luzon, and will bring Searcher’s total data library in the Philippines to approximately 11,806mi. (19,000km).

Related AOG news:

Searcher begins Pinatubo 2D broadband seismic survey, 25 July 2014

Philippines launches PECR5 bid round, 12 May 2014



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