The Northern Basins are true frontier regions offering the potential for working petroleum systems.
The Bougainville Basin, Cape Vogel and New Ireland Basin are the three basins offshore NE Papua New Guinea. This frontier region remains largely unexplored with new regional 2D revealing new insights into the deep structure, stratigraphy and evolution of this frontier region.
Comprising ~3,600 km, the Solomon Sea Broadband 2D Seismic Survey spans the underexplored Cape Vogel and Bougainville Basins as well as the unexplored New Ireland Basin. Gravity and magnetic data has also been acquired and processed which is now available with seismic data.
The survey follows the recent spark in activity offshore the Gulf of Papua, where modern broadband processing techniques unveiled exciting new potential in the area.
Given the complex tectonic history of the basins the Solomon Sea 2D covers and industry’s continued interest in the region, Searcher is excited to uncover the potential of northern PNG.
Vessel: BGP Explorer
Streamer: Sercel Sentinel Solid Streamer
Source: 1 x 4300 in3 Airgun Array
Gravity and magnetic data acquired and processed
Sample Rate: 2 ms
SP Int: 37.5 m
Record Length: 14+ sec
Tow Depth: 15 m
Streamer Length: 10+ km
Final PSDM Full Angle Stack (in time and depth)
Final True Amplitude PSDM Angle Stacks (Full, Near, Mid, Far, & Ultrafar) (time and depth)
Final Imaging Velocity Field (in time and depth)
Gravity and magnetic data