CGG starts 3D survey offshore Australia
WHL Energy says the CGG Viking II vessel has started acquiring the La Bella 3D marine seismic survey offshore southeast Australia.
The survey will cover a total of 867 sq km (335 sq mi) in the VIC/P67 permit and is expected to take 34 days to complete.
CGG will deploy itsBroadSeis technology to provide a high-resolution image of the subsurface geology of the La Bella gas field and surrounding gas/condensate exploration prospects. WHL adds that the data should allow a more precise definition of contingent resources and will assist development planning.
Final processed data should be ready in mid-May 2014.