Keraudren Seismic Survey
- Activity name
- Keraudren Seismic Survey
- Activity types
- Seismic survey
- Submitted by
- Quadrant Northwest Pty Ltd
- Submission date
- Submission type
- Under assessment
- Related documents
- Progress bar
SubmissionAssessment with NOPSEMAFinal decisionEP summary publishedActivity startedActivity stoppedEnd of operation of EP
|Event||Event date||Next event*||Next event due*||Related documents|
|Submission of new EP||07/12/2018||NOPSEMA decision||07/01/2019||Not applicable|
|Not reasonably satisfied – opportunity to modify EP||20/12/2018||Titleholder action||10/01/2019||Decision notification (pdf 179 KB)|
|Extension of timeframe||10/01/2019||Titleholder action||16/01/2019||Not applicable|
|Resubmission of EP||16/01/2019||NOPSEMA decision||15/02/2019||Not applicable|
|Request for further information||06/02/2019||Titleholder action||08/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Submission of further information||08/03/2019||NOPSEMA decision||22/03/2019||Not applicable|
* The next event is based on NOPSEMA’s understanding and expectation of what may occur next in the assessment process. There are a number of other events that may occur, and events may happen sooner or later than expected. All events will be published in this table as and when they take place.
- Activity description
Recent exploration undertaken by Quadrant in the Bedout Sub-basin has identified hydrocarbons within several reservoirs. To further appraise the hydrocarbon resources, Santos is seeking to acquire additional subsurface data via a seismic survey in Commonwealth waters approximately 118 km north of Port Hedland. The proposed Keraudren Seismic Survey is within petroleum permits WA-435-P, WA-436-P, WA-437-P and WA-438-P. The seismic survey covers a total area of 5,539 km2, including vessel ‘ramp up zones’. An additional operational area has been allowed for vessel manoeuvring, providing for a total operational and seismic survey area of 10,690 km2.
Water depths in the operational area range from 50 m to 150 m.
This activity is expected to take between 80 and 110 days, subject to weather conditions and vessel availability, in a window between February to July 2019.
The seismic survey will acquire data in two directions, defined as the Exploration Seismic Survey Area which runs north-west to south-east, and the Development Seismic Survey Area which runs north north-east to south south-west.
Seismic acquisition in the Exploration Seismic Survey Area will be via methods and procedures similar to other 3D marine seismic surveys conducted in Australian waters. One seismic survey vessel will tow a seismic source array and streamers to survey the area.
Seismic acquisition for the Development Seismic Survey Area will be via a modified version of a typical 3D marine seismic survey and involve the use of a second survey vessel. The primary survey vessel will tow a seismic source array and streamers, over which the secondary survey vessel towing only a seismic source array (i.e. no streamers) will follow. The primary and secondary survey vessels will sail in the same direction and be separated by a distance of approximately 3 kilometres.
- North West
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- Western Australia
- Titles (or other instruments)
- WA-435-P Opens in new window , WA-436-P Opens in new window , WA-437-P Opens in new window , WA-438-P Opens in new window
Mr Michael Giles
100 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 6218 7100
*Where an environment plan was submitted or accepted prior to 28 February 2014 certain information is not published, in accordance with the Environment Regulations in place at that time. For accepted EPs, refer to the attached EP Summary for additional information.