New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd. has completed an incident-free 3D seismic survey covering approximately 250 square miles (650 square kilometers) of the Clipper permit East of Oamaru in the Canterbury Basin off New Zealand's South Island. The seismic vessel Polarcus Alima began the survey Dec. 17 towing 12 seismic streamers, each 328 feet (100 meters) apart and reaching 4.9 miles (8 kilometers) behind the vessel.
The survey was completed at approximately 8.30 this morning, more than a week ahead of schedule. The terms of the Clipper exploration permit required a 3D survey to be completed by October 2014. The survey included an extension into the Galleon permit immediately southwest of Clipper.