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CGG vessel commissioned for La Bella 3D seismic survey

09th October 2013

WHL Energy signs contract with CGG to use Viking II vessel in La Bella 3D seismic survey

CGG vessel commissioned for La Bella 3D seismic survey
The survey will utilise CGGs’ Viking II vessel to acquire data with BroadseisTM broad band seismic acquisition technology

Australian energy company WHL Energy Limited has announced that it has signed a contract with CGG Services SA for the acquisition of the La Bella 3D seismic survey. The survey will utilise CGGs’ Viking II vessel to acquire data with BroadseisTM broad band seismic acquisition technology.

 

The survey will commence in mid-November and take approximately one month. An initial processed data volume is expected to be available in mid-February 2014, with the final processed volume targeted for completion in May 2014. The survey area is located approximately 35 kilometres off the coast of Port Campbell in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria.

 

WHL Energy will operate the survey on behalf of the VIC/P67 joint centure which consists of WHL Energy (40 per cent stake) and AWE (60 per cent). 

 

“The data from the 3D survey will assist with confirmation and definition of the La Bella gas and condensate resource and progress the development planning and commercialisation of the resource,” said managing director David Rowbottam.

 

“The survey will also further define several exploration targets in the La Bella area that will be considered for drilling in early 2015. The acquisition of this seismic survey is an important milestone in the La Bella project timeline as the company and joint Venture continues to work towards bringing the project to commercial fruition.”