Australia’s Cooper Energy has completed a 3D seismic survey over the western portion of the Nabeul permit in the Gulf of Hammamet, off north-eastern Tunisia.
The 600 square kilometer 3D shoot was acquired by French-based CGGVeritas between 13 September and 15 November to mature the Alpha, Gamma and up-dip La Marsa leads in the western portion of the permit.
Cooper said the survey was completed on time and within its $6.5 million budget.
CGGVeritas will now process the 3D data in Singapore which is expected to be available for interpretation by the third quarter of 2012.
Cooper plans to use the data to define and accurately locate a well which is scheduled to be drilled by 2013.
The Nabeul permit covers an area of 3352 square kilometers with water depths ranging from 270 to 1200 meters. The main exploration play in the permit is the Miocene Birsa formation sandstones which are the productive reservoirs in the adjacent Tazerka, Birsa and Oudna fields.