Seismic services player Polarcus has started the acquisition of the latest phase of the Cygnus regional multi-client 3D survey in the Vulcan Sub-basin offshore north-west Australia.
The 1,500 square kilometer Phase 3 South survey covering the Skua, Swift, and Montara area completes over 7,200 square kilometers of continuous XArray Triple Source coverage.
Polarcus said on Monday that the Cygnus anisotropic PSDM dataset provided exploration geoscientists with an extensive 3D dataset which allowed evaluation of the basin including a number of farm-in opportunities and several areas of open acreage.
According to the company, the prospectivity of the basin has again been demonstrated as Shell Australia announced a significant gas and condensate discovery with the Bratwurst exploration well which was drilled within the AC/P64 title which is covered by the Cygnus dataset.
It is worth reminding that Polarcus received approval from Australian regulator NOPSEMA for its environment plan for the Cygnus Phase 3 South survey in June 2019. The environmental plan for the survey was submitted in March 2019.
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