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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…

Lundin's Børselv in Barents comes up dry

Sep 28, 2017

Ocean Rig's Leiv Eiriksson Yet another Barents Sea prospect has come up dry. Lundin Petroleum confirmed today that an exploration well on the Børselv prospect in PL609 on the Loppa High in the southern Barents Sea was a duster…

Exxon exec: 'A healthy geophysics industry is needed'

Sep 27, 2017

A healthy geophysical industry will be needed to enable exploration and production (E&P) companies to find not only unconventional hydrocarbons, but deepwater and conventional oil and gas as well, said Stephen Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co…

Mexico signs contracts from Round 2.1

Sep 26, 2017

Mexico has signed 10 exploration and extraction contracts with bid round winners from this June's shallow water Round 2.1. Companies signing contracts on Monday (25 September) included Mexico's state owned firm Pemex and its partners Germany's DEA and Colombian operator Ecopetrol…

CGG starts Alaminos Canyon survey in GoM

Sep 25, 2017

CGG announced the start of acquisition of its first Complementary Wide-Azimuth (CWAz) survey, known as AC CWAz, a BroadSeis 3D multi-client program in southern Alaminos Canyon, in the Gulf of Mexico. CWAz 3D survey map of 130 blocks…

Searcher begins Malvinas campaign off Argentina

Sep 19, 2017

Searcher Seismic has made its entry into Argentina with four new multiclient projects. Map of Searcher's four multiclient projects off Argentina. Map from Searcher. Beginning in phases…

Schlumberger unveils DELFI

Sep 13, 2017

Schlumberger unveiled the new DELFI cognitive E&P environment at the SIS Global Forum today (13 September), which enables collaboration across exploration and production (E&P) teams and leverages the full potential of all available data and science to optimize E&P assets…

Empyrean finds Pearl off China

Sep 07, 2017

Empyrean Energy has encountered a new prospect, Pearl, offshore China, following recently acquired 3D seismic in the area.  Map from Empyrean. The company finalized the preliminary…

Tullow, Eco complete Orinduik survey

Sep 05, 2017

Tullow Oil and partner Eco Atlantic have completed a 3D seismic survey on the Orinduik Block offshore the co-operative Republic of Guyana. Map of Orinduik, from Eco Atlantic. The…

Embracing the digital era

Aug 25, 2017

The oil and gas industry has the data and the drive to pursue digital technology, but lacks a coherent strategy to fully digitalize its operations. Karen Boman reports from Halliburton's Landmark Innovation Forum and Expo (LIFE) in Houston…

Schlumberger completes first hybrid seismic acquisition survey

Aug 24, 2017

Schlumberger’s WesternGeco has completed a hybrid seismic acquisition survey using their newly deployed multipurpose vessel (MPV)—a first in the industry, the company says. WG Vespucci. Image from Ultstein…

ION to shoot seismic off Panama

Aug 10, 2017

ION Geophysical has begun a new 2D multiclient program offshore Panama, the first seismic survey to be acquired in 30 years, the company announced on 9 August. The PanamaSPAN survey will provide the framework to evaluate the hydrocarbon…

SeaBird, TGS ink vessel deal

Jul 31, 2017

SeaBird Exploration signed an option agreement with TGS Nopec to provide up to 600 vessel days of seismic services. The deal offers TGS access to one or more SeaBird vessels to perform seismic services on a global basis. Call-off…

Tullow, Eco begin Orinduik survey off Guyana

Jul 26, 2017

Tullow Oil and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas started a 2550sq km seismic survey earlier this month on the Orinduik Block offshore the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The survey is being conducted by Schlumberger Guyana Inc. (Western Geco) using R/V GECO Eagle and two supporting vessels…

Emerson launches Roxar RMS 10.1

Jul 12, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir characterization and modeling software, Roxar RMS 10.1. RMS 10.1. Image from Emerson. Through even…

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