Offshore Geology News - page 31


Barents activity remains high

Oct 09, 2013

A busy 2013 seismic acquisition season is continuing in the Barents Sea, with CGG announcing the completion of its second Broadseis campaign and Dolphin Geophysical launching a new survey. The increase in seismic acquisition activity in the area…

Polarcus begins Gabon seismic

Oct 08, 2013

Panoro Energy ASA commenced a 3D seismic acquisition program in the Dussafu block off Gabon. The work will be carried out by Polarcus and is planned to cover an area of approximately 1260 km2 in the outboard part of the Dussafu license.  The…

North Sea ocean bottom node contract win

Oct 07, 2013

Seabed Geosolutions has secured a two year contract with Total E&P for its ocean bottom node seismic data acquisition technology. The contract utilises a 'call-out' mechanism for each acquisition survey with the option to extend the contract for an additional 24 months…

BG touts Pweza-3 flow

Oct 02, 2013

BG Group successfully completed a drill-stem test in the Pweza gas field in block 4 off southern Tanzania. The Pweza-3 appraisal was drilled approximately 2km north of the original Pweza discovery well by the Deepsea Metro-1 drillship in 1400m of water…

SEG13: Pemex official addresses offshore technology

Sep 24, 2013

High-quality technology and proper backing investments are keys to “[allowing] Mexico to continue as one of the main hydrocarbon producers of the world,” said Jose Antonio Escalera-Alcocer, deputy director of exploration for Pemex Exploration…

Shell and BHI partner on reservoir modeling platform

Sep 13, 2013

Shell and Baker Hughes have signed a software license and joint development agreement  to produce a high-end platform for geological and reservoir modeling using Baker Hughes’ JewelEarth software. Shell says the new platform will bring enhanced…

BLISS-fully solving seismic processing problems

Sep 01, 2013

During the last 10 years, the oil and gas industry has seen significant developments in seismic acquisition strategies, pushing the boundaries imposed by the technical limits of conventional 3D marine acquisition using narrow-azimuth towed streamers…

Full-waveform inversion clarifies geology

Sep 01, 2013

In Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, a 3D seismic data set was sharply focused using transmitted energies to update velocities using long and full azimuth streamer data. Authors S. Mothi, K. Schwarz, and H. Zhu of CGG share how it was done…

ONGC touts discoveries off India

Aug 15, 2013

India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) announced three offshore and one onshore discovery during Q1 of its fiscal year 2013-2014, which ended 30 June, and one additional onshore discovery in August 2013 (Q2). Offshore: New prospect discovery: exploratory well KGOSN041NANL-2…

PGS highlights Kara Plate

Aug 07, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has highlighted the exploraton prospectivity of northern Kara Sea, after completing research and 2D seismic in the region. PGS says, according to its research, the area, known as the Kara Plate, is a “highly promising proliferous region”…

Lundin swaps Indonesian blocks

Jul 30, 2013

Lundin Petroleum subsidiary, Lundin Sareba BV, and Indonesia's SKKMigas entered into a production sharing contract (PSC) for for 100% interest in the Cendrawasih VII (CVII), off northeastern Indonesia. The block is a subsitute for Lundin's…

Predicting pore pressure by modeling shale compaction

Jul 26, 2013

Shales are very fine-grained, clastic rocks that lose porosity through compaction. Sedimentary basins typically contain about 70% shale, Figure 1. Quantifying shale properties helps with predrill geologic and seismic interpretation, basin modeling…

CNR International signs PSC

Jul 25, 2013

CNR International signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for Block CI-12 off Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), with a 60% working interest. CNR International will operate the block, located west of the company’s Espoir and Baobab fields, in 250-300m water depths…

Modiin updates estimates for Yam Hadera field

Jul 22, 2013

Modiin Energy LP has updated resource estimates for the Yam Hadera field off Israel. The best estimate of gross recoverable, prospective resources at Yam Hadera is 208MMbo (revised upwards from 133 MMbo) and 3.4 Tcf of natural gas (revised upwards from 1…

ThoughtStream: Collaboration key to technology development

Jul 10, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion In today’s continually evolving oil and gas industry there are always emerging issues to address. Collaboration within the industry can be a vital cog to deliver new solutions to the most pertinent problems and plug technology gaps…

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