Department of Mines and Petroleum conducts 3D seismic survey

Department of Mines and Petroleum conducts 3D seismic survey

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Australia: After six weeks, five vibroseis trucks and more than 7000 geophones, the 3D seismic survey of more than one hundred square kilometres of Harvey and Waroona Shires has finished. The survey was part of the South West Hub carbon capture and storage (CCS) project currently being coordinated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP).

The six-week survey saw two-vehicle teams of vibroseis trucks traverse 115 square kilometres of Harvey and Waroona in order to gather data that will provide a detailed three dimensional map of the geology in the area. DMP Carbon Strategy Coordinator Dominique Van Gent said the area was being investigated as a potential storage site for carbon dioxide. The result of the survey will help the department to formulate next steps for the South West Hub project.

The results of the survey will be publicly available later in the year, following processing and interpretation of the data collected.

Source: Department of Mines and Petroleum