According to partner Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. (FOGL), the survey over the northern area licenses could take up to four months to complete.
Fasttrack data from two previous 3D surveys is undergoing interpretation. Preliminary analysis shows large prospects within the Diomedia fan complex.
The new data will also enhance understanding of potential prospects within the fault block area, adjacent to the Darwin discovery, FOGL said.
According to CEO Tim Bushell, “This is our final survey prior to the commencement of drilling operations in late 2014. Upon completion we will have acquired over 10,000 sq km [3,861 sq mi] of high-quality 3D data, which is equivalent in area to over 40 North Sea blocks.”