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Mitra sizes up Vietnamese prospects

Jun 30, 2015

Mitra Energy has completed the acquisition of 533sq km of full-fold 3D seismic data in the Block 127 Production Sharing Contract area, offshore Vietnam.   The survey was undertaken by PTSC CGGV Geophysical Survey Co. using the 3D seismic survey vessel Amadeus…

TGS snaps up Polarcus library

Jun 29, 2015

Norway-based geoscience firm TGS has agreed to buy seismic firm Polarcus' multiclient library, excluding Australia, for US$ 27.5 million and future share on library late sales. The move was described as enabling Polarcus to 'navigate the current challenging market environment…

IOG, Baker Hughes remapping agreement extended

Jun 26, 2015

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to better understand resource potential for its Blythe and Cronx/Elgood projects in the Southern North Sea (SNS)…

Fossil Oil plans shallow wells

Jun 26, 2015

Fossil Oil is planning a new drilling project named Fossil-North Eagle Bay Offshore JV – I – 2015 offshore Texas. The project involves directionally drilling a lower risk offshore prospect in 12ft of water to a depth of 14,800ft to potentially…

Xodus names Sewell to global subsurface lead

Jun 25, 2015

Xodus Group appointed Andrew Sewell as global subsurface lead to oversee its global subsurface capabilities. Sewell has more than 24 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, initially as a geophysicist, and joined Xodus in 2012 as subsurface manager…

Lundin drills three wells off Norway

Jun 25, 2015

Lundin Norway commenced the drilling of its second Alta appraisal well in the Barents Sea South, and the drilling of an appraisal well on the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea. Drilling has also commenced on the partner-operated…

Unique Group plans business expansions

Jun 24, 2015

Unique Group, formerly known as Unique Maritime Group, has set in place measures to double its size and global infrastructure by 2019 through capital investment, acquisitions and expansion into key markets. With a current turnover in excess of US$100 million…

Schlumberger to offer depth domain inversion services

Jun 24, 2015

Schlumberger has launched depth domain inversion services, which is used by petrotechnical for reliability and consistency in seismic structural and quantitative interpretation in complex environments.  Performing seismic inversion in…

Dolphin in Aussie seismic

Jun 22, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical is initiating seismic operations on the North West shelf with a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately 15,000sq km, offshore Australia. Sanco Swift…

GeoTeric launches Cognitive Interpretation

Jun 19, 2015

GeoTeric has announced the launch of Cognitive Interpretation. As an industry, billions are spent on acquiring and processing the best quality seismic data possible, in order to make informed decisions when drilling wells and producing oil and gas…

BOEM, AASG to share insights

Jun 18, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG signed an agreement to foster interaction, cooperation and coordination on marine minerals and oil and gas resources on the outer continental shelf (OCS)…

Wintershall North Sea wildcat comes up dry

Jun 18, 2015

Wintershall Norge, operator of production license 378, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-5 S. The well was drilled about 15km southwest of the Gjøa field in the North Sea and 80km southwest of Florø…

Polar Empress operates in Barents

Jun 17, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical has announced that the 3D seismic vessel, Polar Empress, is in full production towing 14 streamers on the Maud Extension multi-client survey in the Barents Sea.  The Polar Empress has a capacity to operate up to 22 seismic streamers…

Northern adds to Italian seismic program

Jun 16, 2015

Northern Petroleum announced that the environmental impact assessments (EIA) for its three remaining exploration permit applications in the southern Adriatic have been approved. These approvals are in addition to the two EIA approvals for exploration permit applications announced on 10 June 2015…

iQx GEO adds new functionality

Jun 16, 2015

AGR released new functionality for its bespoke well data software, iQx that will improve the analysis of spatial well data by using data collected from more than 6000 wells drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf. The new GEO module is aimed at geologists and petroleum engineers…

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