Offshore survey specialist Shearwater GeoServices has secured a largest-ever new four dimensional (4D) seismic campaign from exploration and production firm Woodside.

The campaign will be conducted in the Asia/Pacific region, covering up to six fields operated by Woodside offshore Australia.

The seismic campaign includes new 4D acquisition across the Cimatti, Pluto, Brunello, Laverda and Vincent fields. It also comes with an option for one additional field. It is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The 4D seismic survey will enable Woodside to enhance its understanding of the fields’ production performance over time. It also provides enough data to guide Woodside’s future field developments.

This is the second 4D seismic acquisition award by Woodside to Shearwater. The first was awarded in May 2019, which was a high-density multi-azimuth 3D seismic acquisition contract at the SNE field offshore Senegal.

Shearwater GeoServices CEO Waage Basili said: “By using Isometrix, the world’s most advanced multi-sensor seismic acquisition technology, Woodside will get high-quality 4D seismic data to support future field activities.

“Our Isometrix equipped vessels have been the 4D towed-streamer technology of choice through the North Sea summer season, and we are very pleased to see Woodside choose this platform for their extensive 2019-2020 North West Australia 4D campaign.”

The seismic campaign will be conducted using the Amazon Conqueror vessel.