MEO Australia has signed an agreement with Fugro Multi Client Services to acquire the Zeus 3D survey in the Carnarvon basin, offshore Western Australia.

Exploration well WA-361-P, where the data was gathered, is located in close proximity to the North West Shelf Gas Project and the Pluto LNG project.

The acquired data will enable improved mapping of Heracles and other leads that are potential candidates for drilling in 2014.

MEO said the 3D survey is being acquired in an east-west direction, which enables enhanced imaging via multi-azimuth reprocessing.

Completion of the survey is expected to take seven weeks and possible extensions to the planned programme and the final processed volume of data will be delivered in 2012.