Perth-based Buru Energy Ltd. announced that it completed shooting the Jackaroo 3D seismic survey, near Broome, Western Australia, on 30 November 2014.
The area is about 2300km north of Perth, in the Canning "Superbasin," in northern WA, where Baru Energy has full or partial interests in 29 exploration permits. The Jackaroo survey took place on permits: EP 391 R2, EP 436, and EP 428. Map at right from Baru Energy.
Seismic shot lines were oriented SE-NW, were 4.5m wide, and spaced at 192m intervals, according to an environmental permit filed by Baru Energy. Vibroseis trucks were used as the energy source.
Seismic receiver lines were oriented SW-NE, at 240m intervals. Western Australia contractor Terrex Seismic ran the survey.
The survey is located between the existing Yulleroo and Ungani 3D seismic grids and will join the two grids to give seamless 3D coverage from Yulleroo to Ungani. It covers the currently identified Jackaroo and Praslin prospects and a number of other conventional oil prospects along trend.
The 224sq km Jackaroo survey began on 20 October 2014, and it was completed with no safety or environmental incidents, says Baru.
Data quality, prospects
Buru said the data quality of the 3D survey is good to excellent, based on field processing, and the anticipated structural trends and prospects have been properly imaged. The company has sent the data to a US-based company for full processing, and plans to have a preliminary data cube early in 2015. Buru will then select prospects and submit applications with a plan to begin drilling in the 2015 dry season.
Eric Streitberg, Buru Energy’s Executive Chairman said,
'We are delighted that the acquisition of the Jackaroo 3D survey has been successfully completed. We would particularly like to express our appreciation to the Traditional Owners of the area whose support and cooperation contributed significantly to the success of the survey. We would also express our appreciation to Terrex Seismic for their professionalism and dedication in trying field conditions. The Jackaroo 3D survey covers an area of very high prospectivity for conventional oil and we have been very pleased to see the anticipated structural trends being imaged by the data. We look forward to completing the processing and the mapping of the data to confirm drilling locations for next year.'
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