Business News for the week of 9 March 2015
Oil Search Limited concludes seismic-acquisition survey in Kurdistan
10 March 2015 — Oil Search Limited and Wireless Seismic, Inc., announces that in December 2014, after seven months of continuous operations, Asian Oilfield Services (ASIAN) completed a large 3D seismic survey over the Taza Block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq using Wireless Seismic's real-time, radio-based RT System 2 seismic data-acquisition system. The project sets a world record for the number of seismic channels transmitted cable free in real time by deploying more than 13,000 channels with an active recording patch of 6400 channels.
Oil Search, operator of the Taza PSC, contracted ASIAN to conduct the 636-km2 survey over the extremely rugged terrain of the Taza Block, which includes very rough access for line crews and vibrator fleet, extreme heat, minefields, and the explosive remnants of war.