Offshore Geology News - page 33


BOA Galatea gears up for equatorial margin study

Mar 18, 2013

The BOA Galatea will today complete the multi-client program in the Ceara area in northern Brazil. BOA Galatea (Photo: EMGS)The vessel will immediately after a scheduled port call mobilise for a multi-client program covering approximately 8000…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

North Energy signs up TGS

Mar 01, 2013

North Energy has today entered into a four-year collaboration agreement with (TGS) concerning the purchase of seismic data and services. This represents a natural progression from an earlier collaboration agreement with Rex Oil & Gas (Rex) on…

Barents and Jan Mayen resources higher

Feb 27, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) mapping of the southeastern Barents Sea and the area surrounding Jan Mayen will result in an approximate increase of 15% in the estimates of undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf.This…

FAR ups offshore Africa estimates

Feb 27, 2013

Australian-listed exploration firm FAR says prospects offshore Kenya and Senegal “much larger than we originally assessed”.Announcing the outcome of updated prospective resource estimates following the completion of internal technical studies…

Ecopetrol announces 2012 proven reserves

Feb 18, 2013

On 15 Feb 2013, Colombia's Ecopetrol SA announced its proven reserves (1P, according to the international designation) of crude oil, condensate and natural gas, including its interest in affiliates and subsidiaries, as of December 31, 2012. Proven net reserves (1P) increased to 1…

Upstream highlights of Eni's 2012 results

Feb 15, 2013

Italian major, Eni S.p.A., announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 on Friday, 15 Feb 2013. Operational highlights include: Record amount of discovered resources in the year: 3.64 bboe; Proved reserves at eight-year record: 7…

Guinea study encourages Hyperdynamics

Feb 14, 2013

Hyperdynamics cheered by updated Guinea studyMap of Guinea (Image: Dana Petroleum)Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), completed an updated resource evaluation study for Houston-based Hyperdynamics Corp.'s oil and gas concession off the Republic of Guinea…

Cairn to explore off Malta

Feb 14, 2013

On 7 December 2012, the Government of Malta awarded three offshore blocks totaling 6,400sq km to Capricorn Malta, a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy. Cairn CEO Simon Thomson, who succeeded Sir Bill Gammell as chief executive in July 2011…

Exxon expands Rosneft pact

Feb 13, 2013

Rosneft pact grants Exxon 7 Arctic Sea blocksExxonMobil President Stephen Greenlee and Rosneft President Igor Sechin sign expanded cooperation agreementExxonMobil significantly boosted its presence in the Russian Arctic with new agreements with Russian partner Rosneft…

Panoro sidetrack finds oil off Gabon

Feb 11, 2013

Panoro's DTM sidetrack encounters 20m oil pay Image: PanoroPanoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce an update to its drilling operations in the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 (DTM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa…

Karoon spuds Emu prospect

Feb 11, 2013

Australian firm spuds new well off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon spudded its Emu-1 exploration well located within Blocks S-M-1102 and S-M-1037 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, the company announced on 11 February 2013.Karoon…

Ogna wildcat spudded

Feb 01, 2013

Lundin Petroleum spud its Ogna exploration well, in PL453S, off Norway. Drilled by the Maersk Guardian, the wildcat will target hydrocarbons in the upper to middle Jurassic reservoirs of the Ogna prospect, located 65km northeast of BP’s Ula field in the southern North Sea…

Probing French Guiana

Feb 01, 2013

Shell spudded its French Guiana prospect, GM-ES-3, the second of a four-well program. The well will target the Priodontes prospect, providing critical geological data. Shell operates the field with 45%; its partners include Total (25%), Tullow (27…

How the seismic map is changing

Feb 01, 2013

Andrew McBarnet assesses the state of the marine seismic business and where it is going in 2013.Rarely, if ever, can the marine seismic business have been so busy in so many places around the world. Demand for surveys is nearly at an almost all-time high…

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