Australia’s Advent Energy Ltd is going to carry out a 2D high resolution seismic survey in PEP11, offshore Sydney Basin.
The company’s subsidiary Asset Energy Pty Ltd has filed an environment plan of the planned survey to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority for approval.
According to Advent, timeframes to approval for seismic surveys averaged 125 days in 2016. However, Advent said, through the noise modelling and stakeholder consultation undertaken to date, Asset Energy Pty Ltd is confident that its proposed seismic survey is of very low impact compared to other seismic surveys considered by NOPSEMA, and therefore optimistic that a shorter timeframe to approval will be achieved.
Asset Energy expects to start the seismic campaign during third quarter 2017. It is expected that campaign will run for three to four days, and take place predominantly approximately 30 km south east of Newcastle.
The survey will acquire high resolution 2D seismic data over the Baleen prospect, and will evaluate (amongst other things) shallow geohazard indications including shallow gas accumulations that can affect future potential drilling operations.