Searcher has released a new multi-client 2D and 3D seismic rectification project Offshore South Africa, in collaboration with the Petroleum Agency of South Africa.
The South Africa seismic dataset provides extensive coverage of the offshore basins. Following the success of phase 1 which covered the Outeniqua Basin and its sub-Basins, the 2D and 3D seismic project has now been extended to include significant coverage offshore South Africa, including the prominent Orange Basin. The Orange Basin has recently astonished the world with the discovery of multiple billion barrels of light oil in Namibia, very close to the border with South Africa. The success in the Orange Basin comes on the back of significant discoveries of gas condensate in South Africa’s Southern Outeniqua Basin in 2019.
The South Africa 2D and 3D rectification seismic data includes 107,500 kilometres of 2D data and 8,790 square kilometres of 3D data. Searcher has applied its proprietary post-stack reprocessing method which rectifies navigation, metadata, amplitude, phase and time to create a contiguous database that can be easily accessed on its web-platform, sAIsmic. The dataset facilitates the investigation of the distribution of plays and traps in South Africa and is suitable for preliminary exploration analysis – basin modelling, isopach and play fairway building.
The South Africa 2D and 3D rectified seismic database is available now on Searcher’s subscription platform, sAIsmic, for easy and instant access to explorers.
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107,500 kilometres of 2D data & 8,790 square kilometres of 3D data
Rectified seismic data delivered on the sAIsmic web platform
Petroleum Agency of South Africa
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