Australia-based Searcher Seismic has entered into an agreement with BP Canada and Hess Canada in relation to the brokerage of their Tangier 3D seismic survey offshore Nova Scotia.

Tangier 3D. Source: Searcher Seismic

The Tangier 3D seismic survey consists of 8,502 square kilometres of high-quality wide-azimuth (WAZ) 3D seismic located in the central portion of the Scotian Basin. 

Releasing the Tangier 3D through Searcher’s multi-client database presents geoscientists with a unique opportunity to access a high-resolution WAZ 3D dataset over this large prospective province for the first time”, the company says.

The survey was acquired in the central, sand prone portion of the Nova Scotia margin, where, according to Searcher, the newly imaged sub-canopy structural plays revealed by the Tangier 3D are of a globally significant scale.

The seismic company believes that the Aspy D-11 well drilled within the Tangier 3D proved the existence of a working oil generative system and further analysis has revealed additional potential in this basin.

Neil Hodgson, Searcher’s VP Geoscience, explained: “The recent release of BP Canada’s Tangier exploration license presents explorers with a unique opportunity to explore the plays imaged by this incredible dataset.

“With CNSOPB’s recent completion of the area’s Strategic Environmental Assessment, a call for bids is expected to be announced this year. Improved terms coupled with the need for easily accessible energy supply provides explorers with a series of world-class opportunities to target the huge potential and quick route to market.”

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