Offshore Geology News - page 29


Exploring the underexplored

Aug 01, 2014

The Cygnus Alpha wellhead platform during installation offshore. Photo from GDF Suez E&P. A new impetus to explore the UK North Sea could help to unlock some of the basins’ underexplored plays…

Sampling the pre-salt

Aug 01, 2014

Internal and external rupture disks. Photos from Halliburton.  Halliburton’s Antônio Mataruco…

Colloquy: Marine noise

Aug 01, 2014

Underwater noise is recognized as an adverse environmental stress and must be addressed in environmental impact assessments (EIAs). Companies have stepped forward with 3D acoustic modeling and measurement systems as countries develop…

Porcupine shows further promise

Jul 31, 2014

Canada’s Antrim Energy Inc. announced that recent evaluations have shown frontier exploration license (FEL) 1/13 in the Porcupine basin off Ireland’s west coast to contain what could be massive resources: an estimated unrisked prospective resource potential of 1…

Galp bites dust off Morocco

Jul 28, 2014

Portugal-based Galp Energia’s recent drilling campaign at the Tao-1 exploration well in the Tarfaya block off Morocco was unsuccessful, partner Tangiers Petroleum announced 28 July 2014. Australian-based Tangiers Petroleum, which holds 25% interest in the Tarfaya block…

The HPHT challenge

Jul 25, 2014

Total E&P UK’s HPHT Elgin Franklin complex. Image from Total E&P UK.  High-pressure, high-temperature developments are on the increase in the UK North Sea…

Trending upward

Jul 25, 2014

Launched in 2010, CGG’s Oceanic Vega is a purpose-built high-capacity seismic vessel optimized for reduced noise and fuel consumption. It carries DNV-CLEAN notation for the lowest environmental impact. Photo from CGG…

API: Americans favor domestic production

Jul 24, 2014

A July 2014 poll revealed that if the US produced more oil and natural gas, it would greatly benefit job creation, increase government revenue and strengthen national security. API and Harris Interactive Poll According to a recent…

CGG Opens Myanmar Subsurface Imaging Center

Jul 02, 2014

CGG announced its recent inauguration of an open subsurface imaging center in Yangon to service and support anticipated growth in Myanmar’s oil and gas exploration sector. The new center is the first of its kind to be opened in Myanmar by a major international geoscience company…

Polarcus starts 3D multi-client survey off Ireland

Jul 01, 2014

Polarcus Amani has mobilized for a 4400sq km RIGHTBAND 3D multi-client survey in the Southern Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland. The multi-client project, being acquired in collaboration with ION GeoVentures and GeoPartners, will be the largest…

PGS to shoot Australian seismic

Jun 24, 2014

PGS announced plans for Springboard, a new multiclient 3D program in the Ceduna sub-basin offshore south Australia using the company's GeoStreamer technology. Acquisition is planned to start in late 2014 on this program, which will cover some 8000sq km of broadband GeoStreamer data…

CGX Energy sets sights on Guyana

Jun 20, 2014

CGX Energy Inc. announced the completion of reprocessing and merging of existing seismic surveys from the company’s 100% owned Corentyne petroleum prospecting license (PPL) offshore Guyana. The results of the reprocessing have assisted in…

Offshore seismic solutions

Jun 20, 2014

Five exemplary geophysicists took part in a panel discussing “Emerging Offshore Geosciences Technologies” at the 45th Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, all of whom have dedicated years of service to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)…

TGS begins 3D survey of Brendan Basin

Jun 18, 2014

TGS commenced acquisition of a new 3D multi-client survey in the West of Shetland region. The survey will cover 2500sq km and will tie into TGS’ existing 3D library in the region, bringing the total volume of recent TGS 3D in the area to more than 17500sq km…

EMGS wins additional Barents work

Jun 06, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) received a contract worth US$1.7 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the Barents Sea. The client was not named. The survey will be completed in June using the vessel BOA Thalassa. EMGS announced…

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