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Dirk Adventure Bart (DAB) 3D Marine Seismic Survey (MSS)

Activity type Seismic survey
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Shell Australia Pty Ltd
Submission date 17 September, 2014
Subtype Revision
Decision date 26 September, 2014
RMS ID 2912
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Ms Marguerite Samuel
Environment Manager
Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd
2 Victoria Avenue
Telephone: +61 8 9338 6230

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Location map - Activity: Dirk Adventure Bart (DAB) 3D Marine Seismic Survey (MSS) (refer to description)

Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd (Shell), proposes to conduct 3D seismic survey activities in exploration permits WA-496-P, WA-491-P, WA-490-P and WA-439-P. The seismic survey will also include temporary installation of approximately forty (40) ocean bottom seismographs (OBS) as part of a Geoscience Australia experiment to determine if OBSs can record meaningful geophysical data from a seismic airgun source.
The Dirk Adventure Bart 3D Marine Seismic Survey (DAB 3D MSS) plus OBS deployment/ retrieval will take place within an operational area of approximately 36,000 km2 that is situated within four separate permit areas, WA-496-P, WA-491-P, WA-490-P and WA-439-P. The operational area is located entirely within Commonwealth waters, 128 km northwest of Ningaloo Reef and 110 km northwest of the Commonwealth Ningaloo Marine Park boundary.
Water depths in the operational area range from approximately 1,000 m to 4,000 m. 
The survey is proposed to commence in Q4, 2014 and will take approximately 90 days to complete. The actual time frame will depend on vessel scheduling and the weather conditions during the survey.
Note: This information has been extracted from the EP Summary. Please refer to the attached EP Summary for more information.

Other Details
Locations Pilbara
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-496-P
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

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