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Erin Energy completes Gambia 3D seismic

Sep 14, 2015

Erin Energy Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed acquisition of a new 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia. The A2 and A5 blocks are located approximately 28mi (45km) offshore The Gambia and are on-trend with…

ANP approves Karoon revised appraisal plan

Sep 14, 2015

Karoon Gas Australia has announced that the company has received written notification from the Brazilian oil and gas regulator, the Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), advising that the revised appraisal plan (PAD) for Karoon’s 65% owned Santos basin blocks…

Erin Energy receives Kenyan extension

Sep 09, 2015

Erin Energy Corp. has announced that it has obtained an 18-month extension of the initial exploration period (IEP) of its offshore Kenya blocks, L27 and L28, to February 2017. “This additional time to evaluate these blocks will allow…

Total installs positioning network for Egina

Sep 08, 2015

Total, operator of the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria, together with its construction and survey partners, has successfully installed a Fusion 6G subsea positioning network to support its development of the US$15 billion project. Supplied by Sonardyne…

Spectrum inks Somalia seismic agreement

Sep 07, 2015

Geoscience firm Spectrum has agreed a multi-client master co-operation deal with the Somalian government. The agreement allows Spectrum to acquire approximately 28,000km of long offset 2D seismic data offshore south Somalia. The new acquisition has been specifically designed to complement 20…

Shell targets deepwater Myanmar

Sep 07, 2015

Shell is planning to start 3D seismic acquisition offshore Myanmar following its return to becoming an operator in the country. The firm has issued a letter of award to Oslo-listed geoscience firm Polarcus for a 3D marine seismic project…

Magseis begins Barents multi-client program

Sep 02, 2015

Magseis announced that it has started a multi-client program in the Barents Sea. The survey builds on previous work conducted in the Barents Sea for Statoil and Lundin Petroleum and where the company’s Marine Autonomous Seismic System…

Somalia eyes return to exploration

Sep 02, 2015

Somalia's Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency (PPMA) awarded ION Geophysical a contract to acquire 8000km of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin. The move, by the semi-autonomous region, could help pave the way to a return to exploration offshore Somalia…

PGS to cold-stack third vessel

Sep 02, 2015

Norway-based PGS is to cold-stack a third vessel, the Ramform Viking ultra high capacity 3D seismic vessel, as it battles the downturn in the market. The Ramform Viking will be cold-stacked after it completes a MultiClient project offshore East Newfoundland in late October this year…

CGG completes ADNOC 3D survey

Sep 02, 2015

CGG, with the support of its Seabed Geosolutions joint venture with Fugro, has completed the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey over the Hail and Shuweihat oil and gas fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most environmentally sensitive areas…

HAL, Eni enter multi-year software contract

Sep 01, 2015

Landmark, a Halliburton (HAL) business line, has announced that Eni, a major integrated energy company, has entered into a multi-year contract for Landmark’s entire suite of exploration and production applications. Eni chose Landmark’s…

OFG completes gas hydrate survey

Sep 01, 2015

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd. (OFG), in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd. (Fukada), has completed another high resolution CSEM survey of near surface gas hydrates using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan…

ION bags TPDC seismic gig

Sep 01, 2015

Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corp. (TPDC) awarded ION Geophysical Corp. a contract to acquire 4058km of 2D seismic, gravity and magnetic data over offshore blocks 4/1B and 4/1C in the Rovuma Delta region. The award follows an international tender…

An array of uses

Sep 01, 2015

There is more to 4D technology than just exploring for oil and gas. It can also be used to monitor the storage of carbon dioxide and methane in offshore reservoirs in the North Sea. Heather Saucier finds out more. Statoil…

Unlocking potential

Sep 01, 2015

A team of subsurface and facilities engineers have been working together to create a viable, small footprint solution for a string of sour fields in the UK’s Outer Moray Firth. Mike Cooper explains. Cooper…

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