Spectrum has commenced phase 1 of its 11,000 km Rocket Multi-Client 2D seismic survey in South Carnarvon, and North Perth Basins, off-shore Western Australia. This first phase comprises 4,200 km and the survey has received strong support from industry.
The new acquisition program has been designed to complement the newly acquired Geoscience Australia research survey in the Houtman Basin. Additionally, Phase 1 of the Spectrum survey ties with wells DSDP 0263, Herdsman 1, and Pendock 1.
Several major source rocks are present in this underexplored area throughout both basins in Mesozoic and Palaeozoic units. These have been proven to source reservoirs in the North Carnarvon Basin. Several potential reservoir units are present throughout the basins and ample potential trapping structures exist due to the large scale faulting and folding from continental break-up. Spectrum intends to un-lock the potential of this region through this new seismic program.