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SeaBird gets TGS 2D seismic contract

Nov 20, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc received a letter of award (LOA) from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. (TGS) to acquire up to 300,000km of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in the US Atlantic. The survey will cover a minimum of 150,000km and up to 300…

Seabird to shoot 2D off West Africa with Harrier Explorer

Nov 17, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc received a contract award to use the MV Harrier Explorer for a 2D seismic survey in West Africa. The letter of award is for a survey with a minimum size of 2000 km, valued at approximately US$2million…

Polarcus expands multi-client footprint offshore Guinea-Bissau

Nov 14, 2014

In collaboration with Petroguin E.P., Polarcus secured additional industry prefunding to acquire a new 3D multi-client survey offshore Guinea-Bissau, expanding theits 3D multi-client data library across the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau basin in the AGC and Guinea-Bissau to over 8300sq km…

Petrobras plans 4D seismic over Lula field

Nov 07, 2014

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras announced that they will install a permanent 4D seismic monitoring system at the 1500sq km Lula field, in the pre-salt Santos basin. Four-dimensional seismic encompasses time, in addition to the three dimensions of space…

Rosneft completes East Siberian seismic

Nov 07, 2014

Rosneft has concluded seismic data acquisition on the East-Siberian-1 Block in the offshore area of the East Siberian Sea. The company carried out the seismic data survey independently with R/V Orient Explorer, with the amount of 2D work totaling 2000km…

AAPG, SEG announce joint venture

Oct 27, 2014

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) announced a joint venture to co-present oil and gas events around the world to provide their members and the oil and gas global industry…

South Africa’s western offshore attracts operators

Oct 21, 2014

Oil and gas exploration has turned many areas of Sub-Saharan Africa into economic hotspots, and operators are now looking at South Africa’s western coast. Planned infrastructure improvements may improve exploration logistics, but…

TGS, CGG begin M-WAZ Declaration survey

Oct 10, 2014

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. AS has commenced a new seismic survey —Declaration— in the Central Gulf of Mexico, expanding its Constitution group of WAZ 3D projects. The Declaration survey will cover 6061sq km (260 OCS blocks) in the Mississippi Canyon and Viosca Knoll areas…

Paradigm releases HD G&G software

Oct 08, 2014

Paradigm released the latest extension of its Paradigm 14 solution suite. This version, Paradigm 14.1, enables broadband processing, high definition (HD) imaging, quantitative interpretation, and advances toward high-definition earth modeling…

The case for 4D seismic

Oct 07, 2014

The role 4D seismic plays in extracting more oil out of mature fields was outlined at ONS 2014 in Stavanger, Norway. Meg Chesshyre reports. Fig. 1: 4D seismic gives a clearer reservoir image. All Images from PGS…

Benthic relocates Houston headquarters

Oct 06, 2014

Geoscience firm Benthic relocated its company headquarters to its new technology center in Houston on 29 September. The facility, which contains 13,410sq ft of office space and 17,840sq ft of warehouse space, is located in Hammerly Business…

Mapping while drilling goes live

Oct 02, 2014

In May 2014, Schlumberger announced the introduction of its GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service. Claudio Paschoa discussed the new technology with Jean Seydoux, well placement and reservoir positioning program manager for Drilling & Measurements…

An industry look at visualization technology

Oct 02, 2014

Claudio Paschoa discusses visualization technology with representatives of TGS, Petroleum Geo-Services, and Schlumberger. Test image of Petrel structural modeling. Photo from Schlumberger. Visualization…

Fran Rowe receives Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science & Engineering

Sep 24, 2014

Fran Rowe, Technical Advisor of Rowe Technologies, recently received the Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering at the Oceans 2014 MTS/IEEE conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The Lockheed Martin sponsored…

Mexico's challenge to explorationists

Sep 15, 2014

Consulting petroleum geologist Colin Stabler spoke to a full house at the Houston Geological Society's General Dinner on 15 September 2014, presenting 'Mexico's Challenge to Explorationists.' Stabler has worked Mexican subsurface geology since 1966…

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