Offshore Geology News - page 35


OGX discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Maintaining a steady level of exploration activity, OGX has marked a number of successes.The Itacoatiara well, or OGX-79, found a hydrocarbon column of about 150m with 64m of net pay in the Albian section in the Campos Basin. The block BM-C-39 well…

Waimea well test

Oct 01, 2012

Brazilian independent OGX kicked off 2012 with production at its offshore Waimea development. First oil came in January via an extended well test (EWT) to the FPSO OSX-1 just over two years after the field was discovered with OGX-3 in December 2009…

Integrated E&P analysis

Sep 12, 2012

Schlumberger’s Petrel 2012 E&P software platform release is designed to strengthen integration between geophysics, geology and reservoir engineering, including systematic exploration risk assessment, pre-stack seismic workflows, and efficient reservoir simulation results analysis…

Fanfare for new technology

Jul 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet offers this kaleidoscope of impressions from a major gathering of the geoscience community.At the end of any big industry event like last month's annual conference and exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in Copenhagen…

Size matters

Jul 01, 2012

With the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season well under way, Weather Research Center's Jill Haslings discusses key learnings from the super storms of the past decade and how the Freeman/Hasling Damage Potential Scale can help the oil industry better understand the threat from the Gulf hurricanes to come…

Arctic aspirations

Mar 02, 2012

In a world where two things are certain – death and taxes – Arctic exploration does offer a certain amount of certainty: just a little bit of information can completely alter the way the industry views a specific Arctic area. Industry leaders…

A capacity to surprise

Mar 01, 2012

A rising tide of seismic demand has quite suddenly changed the conversation in the marine seismic community. Andrew McBarnet explains why.It’s amazing sometimes how quickly the clouds can clear. Just a month or two ago marine seismic companies were forecasting another flat year…

Reservoir optimization under uncertainty

Feb 10, 2012

Norway’s SPT Group is hailing the next-generation release of its reservoir flow model optimization solution, the newly launched MEPO4, as the industry’s first model for rigorous optimization under uncertainty.Removing uncertainty is not possible…

Products in action

Dec 02, 2011

TORXS saves a well Baker Hughes has introduced an expandable liner hanger system that the company says is the only system of its type that is installed and released prior to a cement job, eliminating the risk of running tools becoming fixed in place during cementing…

What are they thinking?

Nov 02, 2011

Andrew McBarnet puts the decision-making of marine seismic companies under the microscope.Carrying on where we left off (OE last month), the future of financially troubled SeaBird Exploration and its ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition business remains unclear…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

Gathering greater intelligence downhole

Oct 01, 2011

For all the talk of the intelligent oilfield and smart well-based operations, there are still areas of the reservoir where operators can obtain more knowledge about their subsea operations – in particular, activities further downhole and around the wellbore…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

Playground of the western world

Sep 01, 2011

Mindful of Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this month, Andrew McBarnet explains why seismic companies keep coming back to the mainly mature offshore hydrocarbon province of northwest Europe.It's not the most elegant of sayings but 'there's life…

Marine EM back on the right wavelength

Aug 01, 2011

Andrew McBarnet detects a rebuilding of industry confidence in marine controlled source electromagnetic surveys after a troubled period for the operators of the technology.It is now almost exactly 10 years since a somewhat historic scientific…

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