SOUTH PERTH, Australia – Searcher Seismic is working on a 3D seismic data reprocessing project concerning areas offshore Nova Scotia, eastern Canada.
The 3D dataset comprises eight 3D volumes covering over 5,000 sq km (1,930 sq mi) and focuses on the Sable Island gas fields on the Scotian Shelf.
This area includes 10 undeveloped discoveries with P50 recoverable gas reserves estimated at 1.3 tcf.
Although the existing datasets were acquired over 20 years ago, they still provide good control over the area’s regional geology, Searcher claims.
The company plans to reprocess the data through a modern pre-stack reprocessing sequence, including shallow water de-multiple, de-ghosting and FWI.
It expects to identify numerous further drill-ready prospects on data that will be AVO-compliant and open for reservoir delineation through mapping seismic attributes and spectral decomposition, also calibrated to discoveries and produced fields.
Neil Hodgson, Searcher’s Vice President-GeoScience, said: “Reprocessing the seismic in this area is likely to re-open this gas province at a time when rapidly developed and produced low carbon energy is so welcome.”
Searcher’s East Coast Canada dataset will be available on its on-demand web platform, sAIsmic.