Regional 2D seismic survey begins offshore Ireland
Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with MAGE, has started acquisition of the Echidna Regional Broadband 2D seismic survey covering the Atlantic margin off western Ireland.
WEST PERTH, Australia –Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with MAGE, has started acquisition of the Echidna Regional Broadband 2D seismic survey covering the Atlantic margin off western Ireland.
Comprising of approximately 9,000 km (5,592 mi) of long-offset broadband 2D seismic, Searcher said the Echidna survey will provide the first comprehensive well-tie data for the area.
Fasttrack PSTM data of selected priority lines will be available in time for evaluation of the upcoming bid round inIreland.
Jan Gunnar Opsal, Norway country manager for Searcher Seismic, said the survey includes well-ties to more than 30 exploration wells and recent drilling results have indicated considerable oil potential in the area.
“The rift systems associated with these basins are among the most interesting exploration targets in theNorth Atlantic and we are confident the Echidna survey will provide a solid foundation for evaluation of the area,” Opsal added.