SOUTH PERTH, Australia — Searcher Seismic has expanded its South Africa 2D and 3D data library in cooperation with the Petroleum Agency of South Africa.
Earlier this year the Orange Basin delivered two large deepwater oil discoveries for partnerships led by Shell and TotalEnergies, and the discovery plays are thought to extend into South Africa. The breakthroughs follow TotalEnergies’ earlier gas-condensate finds in the Outeniqua Basin off South Africa.
The extended South Africa 2D and 3D rectified seismic dataset now comprises 107,500 km (66,797 mi) of 2D data and 8,790 sq km (3,394 sq mi) of 3D data.
Searcher has applied its proprietary post-stack reprocessing method, designed to rectify navigation, metadata, amplitude, phase and time, to create a contiguous database accessible on its web-platform, sAIsmic.
According to the company, the dataset facilitates investigation of the distribution of plays and traps in South Africa and is suitable for preliminary exploration analysis (basin modeling, isopach and play fairway building).