Western Trident begins seismic work off Australia

Bass Strait Oil Co. has begun a seismic survey in Gippsland basin permit VIC/P42. The Western Trident is preparing to conduct a two- to three- week 3D survey covering 503 sq km (194 sq mi).

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Bass Strait Oil Co. has begun a seismic survey in Gippsland basin permit VIC/P42. The Western Trident is preparing to conduct a two- to three- week 3D survey covering 503 sq km (194 sq mi).

The seismic survey is the first phase of a farm-in by Apache Northwest Pty. Ltd. who also will be the operator. The second phase includes drilling an exploration well to earn 50% interest. Bass and Inpex would then hold 20% each.

03/07/07

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