Geoscience News


Thalassa buys GO Science

Sep 23, 2013

Thalassa has agreed a deal to buy Go Science for £3.6 million from administrators. Go Science, which employs six people, provides mobile sensor grid services and products, in the UK and overseas, to the oil and gas, defense and homeland security sectors…

BP in offshore Egypt find

Sep 09, 2013

BP has announced a deepwater gas discovery in the East Nile Delta offshore Egypt. Wireline logs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in 38m net of Oligocene sands.  The company says the well…

BLISS-fully solving seismic processing problems

Sep 01, 2013

During the last 10 years, the oil and gas industry has seen significant developments in seismic acquisition strategies, pushing the boundaries imposed by the technical limits of conventional 3D marine acquisition using narrow-azimuth towed streamers…

Speedy, accurate assessment of deepwater reservoirs

Sep 01, 2013

Standard coring methods often yield incomplete reservoir fluid information. Doug Kinsella, managing director of Corpro, describes a new coring system that provides better information while saving rig time. Deepwater finds are now playing a crucial role in replacing global reserves…

EMGS' 3D EM vessels

Aug 29, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) provides this film featuring 3D EM vessels the BOA Thalassa and BOA Galatea at work as crews ready deployment of a receiver to the seabed surface.

SeaBird wins Mediterranean contract

Aug 09, 2013

SeaBird Exploration Plc's Northern Explorer was awarded a contract in the Mediterranean. The contract has an estimated duration of 150 days, including mobilization from South Africa, and is valued at about US $10.5 million.

Predicting pore pressure by modeling shale compaction

Jul 26, 2013

Shales are very fine-grained, clastic rocks that lose porosity through compaction. Sedimentary basins typically contain about 70% shale, Figure 1. Quantifying shale properties helps with predrill geologic and seismic interpretation, basin modeling…

CGG begins Australian survey

Jun 18, 2013

CGGVeritas Services SA began a marine 3D seismic survey on June 10 for Karoon Gas Australia's WA-482-P permit area off the Northern Carnarvon Basin. CGG is utilizing the vessel Geo Caspian. The operation is expected to take abour 56 days…

Tidal energy modelling tool

Jun 17, 2013

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and HR Wallingford unveiled a tidal energy modeling tool for use by tidal energy developers to identify the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays, or tidal barrage schemes around the UK and French coastlines…

EMGS receives LOI for contract extension in Asia

Jun 12, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an extension to the ongoing USD $35 million contract in Asia. The value of the contract extension is at least USD $15 million, which brings the total contract value to a minimum of USD $50 million…

Chariot extends Morocco licenses

Jun 11, 2013

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) agreed to a six month extension for the first phase of exploration on the Loukos, Casablanca and Safi licences, off Morocco. The license will now extend until January 11 2014…

Modeling software

May 24, 2013

Aberdeen-based Senergy Software rolled out a followup to its geosciences-specific Oilfield Data Manager 3.8 (ODMTM) software. Version 3.8 features an improved user interface and comes equipped with new heatmap and analysis sticks features…

TGS strikes new partnerships

May 23, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced at its Capital Markets Day that it will embark on several new partnerships. TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) agreed to jointly development multi-client projects in defined areas in northwestern Europe…

EMGS extends Atlantic Guardian charter

May 22, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into an agreement with North Sea Shipping to extend the charter hire period for the vessel Atlantic Guardian from September 1 2013 to March 1 2014. Furthermore, EMGS has agreed to charter…

Changing the PRM value proposition

May 20, 2013

Andrew McBarnet suggests that seismic permanent reservoir monitoring may soon be seeing a new wave of interest if not an increase in projects. It seems like forever that people in the E&P business have been talking about a digital oilfield…

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