Deepwater 2D data reveal new objectives off South Africa's west coast

Petroleum Geo-Services recently acquired a regional, 3,660 km nonexclusive 2D seismic survey over the deepwater Orange basin off the west coast of South Africa (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageFrom the coarse grid acquired over two separate provinces, the results have been extremely encouraging with numerous large structural and stratigraphic plays identified in conditions favorable for an active petroleum system in the deepwater Orange basin.There is good prospectivity for both oil and gas over a range of water depths and at various stratigraphic levels, which augurs well for the success of future exploration off South Africa.Both the synrift and post-rift successions are revealed t...

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