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CGG Kicks Off Deepwater Survey in Brazil

Aug 27, 2019

Paris-headquartered geosciences company CGG said it has commenced a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks…

Emerson Updates Reservoir Modeling Software

Jul 17, 2019

Emerson said it has launched Roxar RMS 11.1, the latest version of its reservoir modeling software., designed to enhance workflow automation and ease of use. This version provides a range of powerful technologies for building and visualizing high-quality reservoir models…

Eni, IBM Use AI to Boost Data Analysis

Jun 25, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni and American information technology giant IBM have revealed the first results of a multiyear collaboration using artificial intelligence (AI) by launching a new research platform to support Eni's decision-making during the initial stages of exploration phase…

CSC Clarifies Continental Shelf Beyond Bouvet

Apr 15, 2019

The extent of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles outside Bouvet Island has now been clarified with the Continental Shelf Commission (CSC) in New York.The Commission’s recommendation is in line with Norway’s proposal submitted to the Commission in 2009 and revised in 2015…

Orinduik Block Resources Upgraded

Mar 18, 2019

An oil and gas field offshore Guyana owned by Tullow, Total and Eco Atlantic contains around 3.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, an upgrade of around a third to a September estimate, Eco said on Monday.The Orinduik Block neighbors an Exxon Mobil field which…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

Dana Gas to Drill off Egypt in April/May

Feb 12, 2019

Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypt's next giant Mediterranean gas field, after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet.That data will be put to the test beginning in April or May…

Glengorm Discovery Highlights UKCS Potential

Jan 29, 2019

CNOOC announced Tuesday it has made a significant discovery on the Glengorm prospect, located in the Central North Sea of the U.K. continental shelf (UKCS), with recoverable resources estimated at close to 250 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Talos Comes Up Big Offshore Mexico

Jan 24, 2019

An appraisal well in the Zama project offshore Mexico showed more potential for oil, raising hopes of a large discovery, operator Talos Energy said on Thursday.The Zama project in Block 7 offshore Mexico is operated by Talos, whose partners include Sierra Oil and Gas and Premier Oil…

Lebanon 2nd Offshore Licensing Announced

Dec 23, 2018

The Ministry of Energy & Water in Lebanon together with the Lebanese Petroleum Administration announced via their website the recommended blocks for bidding during the Lebanese 2nd licensing round for hydrocarbon exploration offshore Lebanon…

Artificial Intelligence Aids Subsea Object Detection

Nov 13, 2018

A developer of real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence has launched a new product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect and recognize distinct underwater objects.Coda Octopus announced Tuesday…

Fugro starts Indian survey

Oct 31, 2017

Fugro started integrated survey work offshore India for the country’s oil and gas company ONGC, under a three-year contract valued at approximately US$7.7 million. The contract, awarded to Fugro for the third consecutive time, calls…

Fugro to study seeps off Eastern Canada

Oct 25, 2017

Fugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round. Bathymetry, backscatter and water column anomaly data will be collected to pull together…

FairfieldNodal starts Libra survey

Oct 17, 2017

FairfieldNodal has begun a project to acquire and process high-resolution 3D marine seismic for the Libra consortium led by Petrobras, Total, Shell, China National Petroleum Corp., and CNOOC. The Libra project, FairfieldNodal’s first such project offshore Brazil…

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