The 3D seismic acquisition programme, which BP commenced on the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula (SWAP) contract area on 31 May 2016, was safely completed on 27 December 2016 covering acquisition of 1300 square kilometres of 3D data.
According to BP-Azerbaijan, the acquisition programme used BP’s advanced, proprietary Independent Simultaneous Source with Nodes (ISSNTM) technology.
The processing of the 3D data for the initially acquired area has already been completed while for other acquired areas it still continues. The full processing is expected to complete by the third quarter of 2017.
BP has also commenced planning for the first exploration well on the Shafag-Asiman block.