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Seismic Data Processing for Exploration - A Full Suite of Products Delivered for A Recent Mega 3D Marine SurveyNormal access

Authors: T.A. Manning and D. Baptiste
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Imaging in Challenging Areas
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130423
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.01Mb )
Price: € 20

The oil and gas industry is seeing an increasing number of mega-3D marine surveys, designed in response to several factors, but especially access to huge license blocks with short exploration license periods. Following the award in Jan 2011 of four deep water concessions covering 24,000km2, a full exploration set of high quality seismic deliverables was planned to complete within 1 year of last shot. This abstract will review the seismic processing solution developed for and applied to a mega-3D marine exploration survey (12,030km2) acquired offshore South Australia and demonstrate the key factors for success and set some benchmarks for high quality turnaround.

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