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Timor-Leste prospectivity rises

Jul 06, 2017

Timor GAP, the national oil company of Timor-Leste, has identified 'world-class prospectivity' southeast of the island that the company believes to be a game changer for explorations in the region. Located in the Timor-Leste Exclusive Area…

Advent submits Sydney 2D EP

Jul 05, 2017

Advent Energy has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the planned 2D high resolution seismic survey in PEP11 offshore Sydney Basin, according to MEC Resources…

Hot air - MENA in the spotlight

Jun 27, 2017

High hopes are pinned on gas as a transition fuel and there being markets to sell it to in the gas-rich Mediterranean. Elaine Maslin reports. Maersk Discoverer drilling in Egypt's Eastern Med Sea for BP…

ION to shoot 2D seismic off Gabon

Jun 22, 2017

ION Geophysical announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon (DGH).  Map of EquatorSPAN…

Ireland extends Europa licenses

Jun 19, 2017

The Irish government has extended phase 1 of Frontier Exploration Licences (FEL) 2/13 and 3/13 by two years to 4 July 2019, operator Europa Oil & Gas announced on 19 June. The Irish government has also approved an application to convert…

Shearwater bags Barents 3D survey

Jun 09, 2017

Shearwater GeoServices Norway received a letter of award (LOA) from Wintershall Norge for a 3D survey of Blocks PL 768/768B in the Barents Sea. The Polar Empress, from GC Rieber. The…

Sercel Sentinel MS in CGG Ireland survey work

Jun 09, 2017

Sercel’s multi-sensor solid streamer, the Sentinel MS, has been commercially deployed for the first time and is being operated on a large 3D CGG multi-client survey being conducted by the CGG Geo Coral in the Southern Porcupine Basin in Ireland…

Empyrean starts 3D survey off China

Jun 08, 2017

Empyrean Energy has started a 3D seismic survey on its 100% owned Block 29/11, offshore China.   Block 29/11 is about 1800sq km and is situated some 200km south-southeast of Hong Kong in 340-600m water depth.   Empyrean has contracted China Oilfield Services Ltd…

CGG delivers Encontrado data

Jun 08, 2017

CGG has delivered the final products from its Encontrado multi-client reprocessing project across the Gulf of Mexico's prolific Perdido fold belt to the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and the industry. The final reverse time migration (RTM)…

NPD inks framework deals with 11 companies

May 19, 2017

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has signed framework agreements with 11 supplier firms representing various technology areas to ensure sufficient capacity to be an even better champion for developing new fields and improving recovery from producing fields…

NXT starts GoM airborne survey

May 18, 2017

NXT Energy Solutions has started work on the first-ever Stress Field Detection (SFD) Multi-Client Survey in the Gulf of Mexico. NXT’s patented SFD Technology has been approved by the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, (CNH), for work credits by exploration companies in Mexico…

UPDATED: US moves to evaluate Atlantic G&G

May 10, 2017

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving forward with its evaluations from six companies to conduct geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in the Atlantic Ocean, as part of the Trump Administration’s 'America First' offshore energy strategy…

TGS, PGS expand Cape Broyle 3D survey

May 10, 2017

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) have expanded their jointly owned multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada. Map of Cape Broyle 3D, from TGS. The new Cape Broyle 3D survey…

Fugro starts Mareano survey in Barents Sea

May 09, 2017

Fugro started the Mareano hydrographic survey encompassing an area of Norwegian waters of approximately 15,000sq km. The MV Fugro Helmert, from Fugro.  The contract was awarded…

SeaBird inks South America 2D LOI

May 09, 2017

SeaBird Exploration signed a letter of intent for an upcoming 2D seismic survey in South America. The project is estimated to start in the first half of Q3, and will have a duration of approximately two and a half months.  SeaBird will be using the Northern Explorer for the project.

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