Searcher, a leading Australian-based multi-client data and service provider, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals to acquire several new seismic surveys and reprocess legacy seismic data both offshore and onshore Oman.
Dr Neil Hodgson, VP Geoscience at Searcher, commented, “We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Oman. Our priority is to focus on the exciting offshore basins where we see significant prospectivity. Together with ministry we will reprocess legacy data and acquire new seismic to reveal new insights into the hydrocarbon system and bring new investors to this oil rich region.”
Reprocessing of the offshore legacy data in the Sea of Oman has commenced already and DUG Technology, a Perth-based high-performance computing firm, has achieved extraordinary uplift by applying a modern broadband processing sequence with diligent multiple removal technologies, Searcher said in a press statement.
“Improving the imaging of the remarkable geology offshore Oman is both resolving uncertainties in the thrusts and fold belt plays and imaging the hitherto illusive stratigraphy below the decollement surface. These insights are revealing an exciting oil prospectivity with unexplored yet significant resource potential. Searcher envisage that the whole 2D and 3D dataset will be reprocessed in this cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, in addition to acquisition of new 2D and 3D seismic in 2022/23,” it further stated.
The offshore Oman 2D and 3D rectification project is already completed consisting of 32,000 km of 2D plus 2,500 square kms of 3D legacy data which has been rectified using Searcher’s proprietary post-stack reprocessing method. This resolves issues with navigation, metadata, amplitude, phase and time-shifts. The offshore Oman 2D and 3D Rectified Surveys are available via Searcher’s on-demand platform, sAIsmic which hosts global rectified seismic data as a subscription service.