Taranaki PPP MegaSurvey
PGS MegaSurveys provide an excellent opportunity to evaluate prospectivity on a regional basis.
We have built the first regional contiguous 3D seismic coverage in the Taranaki Basin. The Taranaki Basin is the only producing petroleum basin in New Zealand and the charge model is still poorly understood in part due to the lack of regional seismic coverage.
Hydrocarbons are sourced from possible Jurassic to Miocene rocks with reservoir sands identified in the Upper Cretaceous to Pliocene sequences. Both structural and stratigraphic traps are pursued with the majority of exploration focused on structural highs.
Inversion and uplift in the Late Miocene complicates the charge model. PGS MegaSurveys offer a fully migrated and merged dataset over large areas that provides an excellent tool for placing field-scale geological interpretation into a basin-wide context.