ION reimaging 3D multi-client data offshore Australia
ION Geophysical Corp. has started a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore Australia.
The North Vulcan 3D multi-client reimaging program covers the northern part of theVulcan sub-basin offshore northwest Australia.
The ~17,000-sq km (6,564-sq mi) program integrates and reimages data from 15 vintage surveys using modern depth imaging, and builds on knowledge gained from the company’s regional2D WestraliaSPAN survey.
ION said that its broadband processing and GMO tomography can overcome subsurface imaging challenges stemming from a complicated velocity structure due to both shallow carbonates and salt.
Joe Gagliardi, senior vice president of ION’s E&P Business Development group, said: “Based on our recent proof of concept, we expect to reveal new subsurface insights and hope to breathe new life into this relatively underdeveloped area.
“The North Vulcan 3D reimaging program will be available to re-evaluate this complex province and inform investment decisions ahead of upcoming license rounds.”