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Geology & Geophysics: Australia & New Zealand

Woodside keen to explore offshore Lake Tanganyika

Woodside has finalized an agreement to farm-in to the Lake Tanganyika basin in western Tanzania.

Dolphin to run 3D survey offshore Seychelles

WHL Energy says Ophir Energy, operator of the jointly held Seychelles exploration blocks, has contracted Dolphin Geophysical to undertake the 1,500 sq km (579 sq mi)  Junon 3D seismic survey over the Junon trend.

PGS to begin multi-client 3D surveys for South Australian hot spot

Petroleum Geo-Services plans to begin a multi-client 3D program in the Ceduna sub-basin offshore South Australia, using its GeoStreamer technology for broader bandwidth and deeper penetration.

Woodside commissions Browse FLNG geotechnical study

Benthic, a global geosciences company, has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy Ltd. to undertake an offshore geotechnical site investigation for the proposed Browse FLNG development off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Neon Energy gets Australian offshore exploration permit

Australia has awarded Neon Energy Ltd. the WA-503-P offshore petroleum exploration permit, as operator and 100% working interest holder.

Searcher Seismic reports on Kehu 2D Basin-Tie seismic survey

Searcher Seismic, in collaboration with GNS Science, has announced the Kehu 2D Basin-Tie seismic survey.

Processing under way of offshore Taranaki Waru seismic survey

New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) says the Aquila Explorer has completed a 540-km (335-mi) 2D seismic survey over its PEP 54857 Waru permit offshore South Taranaki, New Zealand.

North West Shelf seismic sweep nears completion

Woodside Petroleum says the 4,050-sq km (1,564-sq mi) North West Shelf Fortuna 3D seismic survey is expected to be completed by the end of May.

SeaBird Exploration vessels receive exploration survey contracts

SeaBird Exploration Plc says that the Harrier Explorer has been awarded a two-month extension to its current contract in the North Sea. The Aquila Explorer has been awarded a survey off the North West shelf of Australia, and two surveys in New Zealand.

Apache commissions 3D EM survey offshore Australia

Apache has signed a $5-million contract with Electromagnetic Geoservices for a 3D EM data survey offshore northwest Australia.


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