Dolphin – commence seismic operations on large 3D Multi-Client campaign over NWS Australia

Dolphin continue the long lasting seismic operations in Australia on the North West shelf by initiating a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately 15,000 sq.km.

In cooperation with TGS and supported by major oil companies, Dolphin has mobilised its high capacity 3D vessel the Sanco Swift to acquire the North Carnarvon Basin survey covering both newly awarded licensed and open acreage. Dolphin will perform full broadband seismic processing of the survey data to produce a high quality onboard Post Stack Time Migrated Fast-Track volume followed by the Pre-Stack Time Migrated dataset. All processing will be performed with input from supporting clients.

Prior to this survey Dolphin in collaboration with TGS will complete Phase 1 of approximately 2,500 sq.km of the Monuments MC 3D survey with the same vessel. This is due to be completed around the 25th June.

The acquisition parameters for both these MC surveys utilise 10 streamers with 150m separations and 8,100m offsets.

Ian T Edwards, Vice President of Multi-Client and New Ventures for Dolphin said "although the company has successfully operated vessels in Australia for the past two years, this is our first Multi-Client project in the country designed and promoted by Dolphin. We are very pleased to have attracted support from two of the world’s largest operators, Shell and Statoil".

For further information, please contact:

Erik Hokholt, CFO
Mobile: +47 90 75 60 64
E-mail: erik.hokholt@dolphingeo.com

Atle Jacobsen, CEO
Mobile: +47 97 71 53 36
E-mail: atle.jacobsen@dolphingeo.com

Dolphin Group ASA
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www.dolphingeo.com

Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis.

Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange
(OSE ticker: DOLP)

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Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).