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Houtman Sub-basin 2D Seismic Survey

Activity type Seismic survey
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Geoscience Australia
Submission date 21 August, 2014
Subtype New
Decision date 28 October, 2014
RMS ID 2878
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Dr Irina Borissova
Energy Frontiers Section Leader Energy Systems Group
Resources Division
Geoscience Australia
Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive
Telephone: +61 2 6249 9658

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Location map - Activity: Houtman Sub-basin 2D Seismic Survey (refer to description)

Geoscience Australia (GA) proposes to undertake a 2D seismic survey using a single vessel off the northern Houtman Sub-basin, part of the Perth Basin off the coast of Western Australia. New data will supplement existing geological knowledge of the region, underpin petroleum prospectively evaluation, and ultimately support the discovery of new oil and gas resources.
The Operational Area defines the geographical boundary of the Activity (Figure 2-1). This area includes a buffer zone of up to 12 km in which the seismic source may be discharged at or below full capacity for the pupose of run outs, source testing, soft-starts and line turns. The coordinates for the Operational Area are provided in Table 2-1.
The Activity is scheduled to commence from approximately the 8th November 2014 and be concluded by 31st January 2015. The survey comprises approximately 48 days of survey activity and 8 days of transit to and from the permit areas during mobilisation (2 days transit), crew change port of call (4 days transit) and demobilisation (2 days transit).
Note: This information has been extracted from the EP Summary. Please refer to the attached EP Summary for more information.

Other Details
Locations Midwest
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-23-SPA
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

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