DownUnder GeoSolutions in Australia has completed analysis of new 3D seismic over block FEL 3/14 in the northern Porcupine basin, offshore western Ireland.
Petrel expects the final pre-stack depth migration seismic to be submitted to Woodside by the end of July.
Woodside will perform advanced 3D seismic interpretation of various pre-rift and syn-rift unconformities, with a view to de-risking identified Jurassic and Cretaceous plays that may lead to one or more well commitments under the second work phase, which runs through end-August 2022.
Water depths over the survey area were 500-1,300 m (1,640-4,265 ft), but the likely depth range for Petrel’s targets is 600-800 m (1,968-2,624 ft). The company points out that these are relatively shallow for modern drilling and development, which should facilitate the economics of any discovery.