Carnarvon builds Bedout data sets

Carnarvon Petroleum has completed an aeromagnetic data survey over two offshore permits in the Bedout sub-basin off Western Australia.

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, Australia -- Carnarvon Petroleum has completed an aeromagnetic data survey over two offshore permits in the Bedout sub-basin off Western Australia.

In total, 15,856 sq km (6,122 sq mi) of data were compiled over permits WA-436-P and WA-438-P, and will be tied to an existing Barrow/Dampier dataset.

Carnarvon hopes the data will improve its understanding of the structural configuration of the sub-basin in areas where seismic control is scarce. It will use the information to target shallow leads in the southern part of WA-438-P, and to investigate the potentially fractured basement in WA-436-P.

In mid-late July, a six-week, multi-client, 1,100-sq km (425-sq mi) 3D multi-client survey should also get under way, the main focus being on the WA-435-P and WA-437-P permits. Resultant data will target the Phoenix gas field and other prospects in the area.

Concurrently, a 410-km (255-mi), 2D multi-client survey will be implemented, the aim being to provide well ties and new data over a lead in WA-438-P.

05/24/2010

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