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Dominican seismic pinpoints areas of interest

Nov 01, 2016

Click to view larger. Source: Dominican Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines. The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Energy and Mines reported six areas on- and offshore that could be the starting…

LNG a-go-go

Nov 01, 2016

Mozambique’s emerging LNG business may be picking up after a quiet period. John Sheehan reports on progress made, including Eni’s Coral FLNG project. An Anadarko employee. Images from Anadarko…

Thorn of Africa

Nov 01, 2016

A flurry of major gas discoveries in East Africa in 2012 shone a spotlight on the region. Four years later, while efforts to bring some of those resources to market via LNG developments are progressing, the exploration effort offshore appears to be in the doldrums…

OGA gets 29 applications for licensing round

Oct 31, 2016

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has attracted 29 applications covering 113 blocks in the latest offshore licensing round which targeted under-explored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The 29th frontier licensing round, launched on 27 July 2016…

Statoil, YPF in Argentina pact

Oct 28, 2016

Norwegian giant Statoil and Argentina’s state owned company YPF have entered a cooperation agreement to study the offshore areas of Argentina. Darre, Dodson. Image from YPF. YPF CEO Ricardo Darre…

EIA: Deepwater, UDW oil production increasing

Oct 28, 2016

Global offshore oil production (including lease condensate and hydrocarbon gas liquids) from deepwater projects reached 9.3 MMb/d in 2015. Deepwater production, or production in water of depths greater than 125m, has increased 25% from nearly 7 MMb/d a decade ago…

Russia, Norway exchange Barents seismic data

Oct 26, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea…

Fugro to probe US offshore wind development option

Oct 26, 2016

Fugro has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease, offshore Massachusetts. Fugro’s state-of-the-art, 105m drilling vessel M/V Fugro Synergy will perform the study…

CGG lands deepwater Perdido WAZ survey

Oct 25, 2016

Mexico’s national oil company Pemex has awarded French seismic firm CGG a major contract to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deepwater of the Perdido area…

CGG to reprocess Perdido off Mexico

Oct 19, 2016

French seismic firm CGG will use ultramodern images help to assess exploration blocks in Mexico’s upcoming licensing round, in the Perdido fold belt. The reprocessing project, Encontrado, is a merge of nine existing surveys, acquired with different orientations…

PGS adds another supercomputer

Oct 18, 2016

PGS has added another Cray XC supercomputer to its Houston Mega Center. The computer is named PGS Galois after the French mathematician Évariste Galois (1811-1832), and comes in addition to the Cray XC supercomputer PGS Abel delivered last year…

CGG GeoSoftware updates reservoir characterization portfolio

Oct 18, 2016

CGG GeoSoftware has released a series of software across its reservoir characterization product portfolio.  The delivery of InsightEarth 3.1, Jason 9.6, PowerLog 9.6, EarthModel FT 9.6 and VelPro 9.6 offer more productive workflow solutions…

Seabird shoots in Belize

Oct 17, 2016

SeaBird Exploration, a provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, will acquire a 2D long-offset survey in Belize, starting mid-October 2016.  SeaBird will use the Northern Explorer to acquire the survey and the anticipated duration of the program is three to four weeks.

Polarcus, TGS in 3D MoU

Oct 17, 2016

Polarcus entered into a memorandum of understand (MoU) to collaborate with TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. to jointly develop selected 3D multi-client projects. New projects taken under the collaboration agreement will be announced separately as they occur…

Searcher expands PNG seismic

Oct 12, 2016

Searcher Seismic started the acquisition of the 11,000km Hahonua 2D Seismic Survey offshore Papua New Guinea. This new acquisition, in partnership with BGP, increases Searcher's total seismic data library in the region to over 70,000km…

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