The geophysical company Searcher has released 2D offshore seismic data sets off India’s east coast in support of the country’s recently launched exploration licensing round.

The East Coast India 2D project consisted of 28,000 kilometres of seismic data.

The reprocessed 2D dataset is a 9650-kilometre subset of data acquired through a de-ghosting processing sequence carried out this year. Reprocessing was done by Shearwater GeoServices.

The India Offshore Bid Round OALP9 2022/3 was recently launched and includes nine blocks east of India in the Krishna-Godavari, Mahanadi and Bengal basins.

“These blocks are in both shallow and deep water and are largely or completely unexplored with incredible potential,” said Searcher.

“The East India 2D datasets provide an essential guide to block evaluation, ranking and basin understanding. Early participation of the rectified and reprocessed datasets is designed to be extremely cost effective for any explorer serious about evaluating the East Coast of India licence round,” added Searcher vice president of geoscience Neil Hodgson.

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