Norwest Energy has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 40 sq-km seismic survey to Synterra Technologies Pty for the Xanadu discovery in the Perth basin off Australia.
Xanadu is a conventional oil well located in TP/15, an offshore permit located 1.3km offshore.
The Xanadu 3D seismic survey is planned to commence during June 2018 after final regulatory approvals have come in.
Currently the TP/15 permit has limited 2D seismic coverage and the Xanadu 3D seismic survey has been designed to test the extent of the Xanadu Discovery and map the Xanadu structure in greater detail. The 3D seismic survey will form the basis for future well locations, expected commercial production rates, a conceptual development plan, oil-in-place analysis, and recoverable volume calculations.
In a statement, Norwest said it has completed an extensive volume of due diligence work in planning and preparing for the 3D seismic survey. Testing of the acquisition equipment has been completed within the TP/15 permit acquisition area to fine-tune and confirm the survey design, and a rigorous technical review has been carried out to ensure the highest quality data is acquired.