Geoscience News

Technip gets Lula subsea gig

Mar 02, 2015

Tupi BV awarded Technip a contract to supply high technological flexible pipes for the Lula Alto pre-salt oil field off Brazil. Map from Petrobras.   Lula Alto is an ongoing development located in the Santos basin…

CGG starts Carnarvon seismic campaign

Mar 02, 2015

CGG has started acquiring the Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia. Covering in excess of 11,000sq km, Davros is the largest seismic survey ever to be acquired by CGG in the Asia-Pacific region…

Transforming the future of oil

Mar 01, 2015

Repsol’s Director for Exploration and Production Technology Santiago Quesada discusses the company’s partnership with IBM aimed at developing cognitive technologies for better decision-making. As demand for oil and gas increases and oil plays mature…

Constructing Mariner

Mar 01, 2015

The Mariner heavy oil discovery on the East Shetland Platform in UK block 9/11 will be one of the largest offshore developments on the UK Continental Shelf in more than a decade. Meg Chesshyre checks on its progress. Chris…

Chariot starts Namibia 2D shoot

Feb 20, 2015

Atlantic margin focussed exploration firm Chariot Oil & Gas has, with partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), started a 2D seismic acquisition survey over about 1700km in the Central Blocks 2312 & 2412A offshore Namibia. SeaBird Exploration will carry out the survey…

TGS extends GOM Declaration survey

Feb 19, 2015

TGS is to extend its Declaration Multi-WAZ (wide azimuth) Survey in the Mississippi Canyon and DeSoto Canyon protraction areas of the central US Gulf of Mexico. The extension represents a minimum 2000sq km of additional data to be acquired…

EMGS gets US$2.5 mln from NCS sale

Feb 16, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) will receive uplift revenues of US$2.5 million related to the licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf - Awards in Predefined Areas (APA). EMGS's multi-client data library in Norway now covers 44…

EMGS to appeal court decision

Feb 16, 2015

Norway-based geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) says it is going to appeal a Court decision over its Towed Streamer EM patent. The firm had issued a claims against Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) in the High Court of Justice…

3D seismic shoot to start off Myanmar

Feb 13, 2015

Norway based geoscience firm Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract for 3D data acquisition and processing of 10,000sq km. with Ophir Energy in Myanmar. The work will start in Q1 with a vessel already in the region planned to tow an industry first configuration…

CNOOC, SK enter China PSCs

Feb 10, 2015

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with SK Innovation Co., Ltd. (SK) for Blocks 04/20 and 17/03 in the South China Sea. The two blocks are located in the Pearl River Mouth basin. Block…

Searcher agrees DownUnder license

Feb 10, 2015

Searcher Seismic has signed a commercial agreement with DownUnder GeoSolutions to market and license the Monodon Ultracube. The Monodon Ultracube consists of approximately 14,700sq km 3D and 2000km 2D reprocessed data in the prospective Northern Carnarvon Basin of the North West Shelf…

Ikon makes first Ji-Fi sale

Feb 06, 2015

Ikon Science has inked the first sale of its Joint Impedance and Facies Inversion product (Ji-Fi) to US-based independent operator Murphy Exploration and Production Company (Murphy Oil), two months after the launch of the software in December 2014…

GroupSeis campaign planned for NW Australia

Feb 05, 2015

Searcher Seismic in conjunction with project partner, BGP, are pleased to announce the 2015 GroupSeis campaign over the North West Shelf, Western Australia. The GroupSeis concept has been developed by Searcher to provide clients with a turnkey solution for the environmental approval…

SAExploration wins ocean-bottom seismic contracts

Jan 29, 2015

SAExploration has won contracts for ocean-bottom marine seismic data acquisition services collectively valued at about US$45 million. The company expects to execute the projects during Q2 and Q3 2015, using ocean-bottom nodal seismic…

Gardline nets Australian 2D survey

Jan 23, 2015

Spectrum awarded Gardline CGG the Rocket 2D Phase 1 multi-client marine broadband seismic survey under a master service agreement signed in October 2014 between the two companies. Image of the M/V Duke…

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