Polarcus has started the acquisition of the latest phase of the Cygnus regional multi-client 3D survey in the Vulcan Sub-basin, offshore north-west Australia.
The 1,500 sq km Phase 3 South survey, covering the Skua, Swift and Montara area, completes over 7,200 sq km of continuous XArray Triple Source coverage.
The Cygnus anisotropic PSDM dataset provides exploration geoscientists with an extensive 3D dataset which allows evaluation of the basin including a number of farm-in opportunities and several areas of open acreage.
The prospectivity of the basin has been demonstrated as Shell Australia made a significant gas and condensate discovery with the Bratwurst exploration well which was drilled within the AC/P64 Title.
This Title is covered by the Cygnus dataset which has brought new understanding both to the prospect itself and to the surrounding area, helping to bring new life to an underexplored basin, the company explained.