Oslo-based geophysical services giant TGS is mobilising a seismic vessel to Western Australia for a large 3D seismic acquisition in the area close to the Dorado and Pavo oil discoveries.

The Capreolus phase two 3D seismic survey will comprise 4500 square kilometres of multi-client seismic data in the underexplored Beagle sub-basin. The area is adjacent to the Capreolus phase one survey acquired in 2015 by Polarcus and purchased by TGS in 2018.

TGS did not disclose which companies were involved in funding the survey but said there is renewed exploration interest in the area since the discovery of the Dorado and Pavo fields in the adjacent Bedout sub-basin.