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Dolphin Geo commences seismic operations on multi-client campaign

Oilfield Technology,

Dolphin Geo continues its long lasting seismic operations in Australia on the North West Shelf by initiating a large 3D sharp broadband multi-client survey, covering approximately 15 000 km2.

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

Full broadband seismic processing

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 2500 km2 of the Monuments MC 3D survey with the same vessel.  This is due to be completed around the 25 June 2015.

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

Support from Shell and Statoil

Ian T Edwards, Vice President of Multi-Client and New Ventures for Dolphin said: "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.”


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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