Offshore Geology News - page 28

Kosmos selects Dolphin for Senegal

Sep 04, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract for the acquisition and processing of a 7000sq km SHarp Broadband 3D survey off Senegal by Kosmos Energy. The Dolphin high-capacity 3D vessel Polar Duchess has commenced operations, which will be completed in approximately four months…

Petrobras, Endeeper enter software development contract

Sep 02, 2014

Endeeper and Petrobras entered into a two-year contract for provision of services related to Endeeper's software package for petroleum geology. The contract allows the development of new modules for Petroledge, Hardledge and RockViewer systems in addition to software training…

Seeing seismic in 3D

Sep 01, 2014

Shell’s GeoSigns has helped the company find reservoirs like the pre-salt West Boreas field in the Gulf of Mexico and there is more to come. Elaine Maslin reports. Shell’s iScope facilities…

OMV’s Whoi-1 disappoints

Aug 26, 2014

OMV New Zealand will plug and abandon its Whio-1 well in the Southern Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand as a dry hole, announced partner Horizon Oil on 26 August 2014. The semisubmersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV drilled the Whio-1 well…

ONS: Schlumberger launches Quanta Geo

Aug 25, 2014

Schlumberger today launched the Quanta Geo photorealistic reservoir geology service at the Offshore Northern Seas Annual Conference and Exhibition (ONS). The new service includes the industry’s first microresistivity imager that produces oriented…

Costs escalate for large projects

Aug 18, 2014

Operators are battling to manage cost overruns on larger projects, was the message that emerged from an event on “Large Oil & Gas Projects” held at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June, organized by the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce…

Petrobras strikes more pay at Jupiter

Aug 13, 2014

Petrobras confirmed more hydrocarbon pay was found at the Jupiter prospect in the Santos basin pre-salt block BM-S-24 offshore Brazil. Map of Jupiter area. Image from Petrobras News Agency The…

BHP, BG win Trinidad and Tobago blocks

Aug 04, 2014

A consortium composed of BHP Billiton and BG International won blocks in the recent Trinidad and Tobago offshore bid round, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (MEEA) announced. MEEA awarded BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd. and BG International Ltd…

Galp's Tao-1 disappoints again

Aug 04, 2014

Galp Energia will plug and abandon its Tao-1 exploration well in the Tarfaya block offshore Morocco after encountering unfavorable reservoir quality in the Trident objective, partner Tangiers Petroleum announced on 4 August 2014. The…

Genel spuds SM-1 well off Morocco

Aug 01, 2014

Genel Energy plc spud the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, partner San Leon announced on 31 July 2014. The Noble Paul Romano semisubmersible rig began drilling operations on 30 July, and is expected to take 60-90 days…

Faces of the Industry: Cindy Yeilding

Aug 01, 2014

Faces of the Industry is a monthly series dedicated to taking readers behind the job titles to learn more about key influencers and risk takers in oil and gas. Pull the curtain back to see that it is more than just rig counts and oil prices driving our industry…

What will it take to develop offshore heavy oil?

Aug 01, 2014

The Mariner development concept. Images from Statoil.  The Mariner heavy oil field took 40 years, 12 oil companies, five seismic surveys, and 18 exploration/appraisal wells to get to where it is today…

Norway’s challenges and opportunities

Aug 01, 2014

Ingrid Sølvberg, director for the Norwegian and Barents seas, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Photo from UTC.  Challenges to produce new areas, like the Barents, and extend the life of more mature regions…

Flying high

Aug 01, 2014

A Cyberhawk ROAV in flight. Photos from Cyberhawk. Chris Fleming explains how using remotely operated aerial vehicles for inspections are reducing plant shutdowns at oil and gas production facilities in the UK and around the world…

Subsea realities

Aug 01, 2014

Rising subsea development costs have led Statoil to set a target for 20-30% cost reduction on projects. Elaine Maslin reports from the Underwater Technology Conference. Subsea – facing new realities” was the slogan for this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Norway…

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