Geology & Geophysics: Australia & New Zealand

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

Polarcus extends 3D seismic survey off northwest Australia

        Polarcus has more funding for its Capreolus 3D seismic survey offshore Australia's northwest shelf.

New Zealand specifies offshore tracts available for bidding

New Zealand has opened its 2015 petroleum exploration permit bidding.

Karoon announces rig contract, plans for WA exploration well

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd. has contracted Diamond  Offshore’s  semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean  America to drill exploration well Levitt-1, located in the northern Carnarvon basin exploration permit WA-482-P off Western Australia.

Benthic to perform geotechnical investigation at Sea Lion offshore Australia

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty. Ltd. (CHPL) has contracted Benthic for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion field offshore southeastern Australia in the Bass Strait.

Duke to acquire 2D data for Gippsland basin CO2 study

Geoscience Australia has contracted the Gardline CGG joint venture’s vessel Duke to acquire the Gippsland 2D infill marine seismic survey offshore Victoria.

Offshore Western Australia 2D seismic survey set

Partners Searcher Seismic and BGP have acquired the Bibby non-exclusive 2D seismic survey in the Bedout sub-basin and Broome platform offshore Western Australia.

Tap gains two exploration concessions offshore Western Australia

Tap Oil has been awarded 100% interests in two blocks W14-7 and W14-16 in the Barrow and Dampier sub-basins on Australia’s North West Shelf, under the 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

ITF JIPs fund R&D on wave inversion, cyclone forecasting

Global oil and gas companies have funded two joint industry projects (JIPs) through the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF).


CGG starts Australian North West Shelf seismic survey

CGG has started acquiring the Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia. 


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