SOUTH PERTH, Australia — Searcher Seismic is collaborating with Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum on the Sudan 2D Rectified Seismic Dataset in the Red Sea.
The company has applied its post-stack reprocessing technique to the 18,000-km dataset; this is designed to rectify navigation, metadata, amplitude, phase and time.
Results have revealed various super-giant syn-rift plays in the presalt, capped by halite walls and canopies lying between mini-basins, indicative of post-salt fairway.
According to the company, the Sudanese Red Sea is one of the world’s underexplored passive margins, covering 57,000 sq km. Fourteen wells have been drilled since the 1950s, with some proving a working hydrocarbon system.
Searcher is now preparing for a 2023 3D seismic campaign.
“Modern 3D seismic imaging is essential to correctly image the salt and understand the hydrocarbon system development in the area,” said Neil Hodgson, vice president of Geoscience.
The rectified dataset can be licensed on the company’s sAIsmic on-demand platform.