- Largest 3D seismic survey in the Black Sea and in OMV´s company history of 7,740 km2 completed
- Major step to explore hydrocarbon resources in 1-21 Han-Asparuh block
The joint venture partners in the 1-21 Han-Asparuh exploration block, offshore Bulgaria, consisting of OMV 30% (currently operator), Total 40% (operator for the drilling phase) and Repsol 30%, completed the largest 3D seismic acquisition campaign in the entire Black Sea on January 16. The seismic acquisition activities took 210 days and the 3D survey is complemented by an additional 2D seismic survey of 3,000 km which was completed in October 2013.
Jaap Huijskes, OMV Executive Board member responsible for Exploration and Production: "We are proud to have completed this vital step in the exploration phase for the Han-Asparuh block. The interpretation of the data will enable us and our partners to define the drilling locations for the two exploration wells that are planned during 2015 and 2016 in order to assess potential hydrocarbon resources in this part of the Black Sea."
The 1-21 Han-Asparuh block is located offshore in the Bulgarian sector in the western part of the Black Sea and covers an area of 14,220 km² with water depths up to 2,200 m.