Australia’s Octanex, through its subsidiary Goldsborough Energy, has awarded SeaBird Exploration a contract to carry out 2D and 3D shoots over four permits in the South Bonaparte basin, Western Australia.

Under the contract, Seabird will acquire 600km² of 3D seismic data and 1,000km of 2D seismic data.

Seabird will collect the data in permits WA-422-P, WA-420-P, WA-407-P and WA-421-P.

Octanex has completed the reprocessing of 11,000 line kilometres of good quality 2D seismic data acquired by previous operators over its suite of South Bonaparte permits.