Dolphin diving into Auz 3D surveys

June 22, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical is hitting Australian waters with seismic operations on the North West shelf by initiating a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately 15,000sq km.

The Sanco Swift. From Dolphin.

In cooperation with TGS and supported by major oil companies, Dolphin has mobilized its high capacity 3D vessel the Sanco Swift to acquire the North Carnarvon basin survey covering both newly awarded licensed and open acreage.

Dolphin will perform full broadband seismic processing of the survey data to produce a high quality onboard Post Stack Time Migrated Fast-Track volume followed by the Pre-Stack Time Migrated dataset. All processing will be performed with input from supporting clients.

Prior to this survey Dolphin in collaboration with TGS will complete Phase 1 of approximately 2500sq km of the Monuments MC 3D survey with the same vessel. This is due to be completed around the 25 June.

Data processing will be performed by TGS using its proven proprietary broadband technology, Clari-Fi.

The acquisition parameters for both these MC surveys utilize 10 streamers with 150m separations and 8100m offsets.

“Although the company has successfully operated vessels in Australia for the past two years, this is our first Multi-Client project in the country designed and promoted by Dolphin. We are very pleased to have attracted support from two of the world’s largest operators, Shell and Statoil," Ian T. Edwards, Dolphin VP of multi-client and new ventures said.

As part of this cooperation, TGS has entered into joint venture arrangements with Dolphin relating to future sales from Dolphin's planned 15,000 km² North Carnarvon 3D survey over the North West Shelf.



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