Searcher has an extensive data library in the Barents Sea as well as coverage in North Sea and Norwegian Sea over parts of the APA 2020 areas.
Searcher’s 2D regional datasets enable rapid screening & AVO analysis across the Barents Sea. The regional 2D datasets provide a consistent, regional grid covering the offshore basins of the Barents Sea, tying as many wells, leads and prospects as possible, providing the best value proposition for evaluating the APA 2020 license opportunities.
In the Hammerfest Basin substantial volumes of hydrocarbons, both oil and gas, have been discovered in the classic Jurassic and Middle Triassic formations. Two fields, Snøhvit and Goliat, are in production and new discoveries expected, either stand-alone, or tied back to existing facilities. However, Searcher’s modern Silver-Eye Broadband 3D Seismic Survey shows significant underexplored potential in the basin, revealing remaining hydrocarbon potential in undrilled Jurassic structures and significant yet-to-find volumes in the Middle Triassic and Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous plays. Little is known of the Early-Mid Triassic Kobbe Formation, which represents an important part of the Goliat Field and may be a very attractive future target. Palaeozoic plays are as yet undrilled in most of the area. In addition, the seismic data may unravel well developed carbonate build-ups towards the north-east of the basin.