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3D Inversion Helps Tackle Complex Reservoirs

Jul 19, 2019

Halliburton leveraged technology from the mining industry to reveal subsurface structures in a way that improves geosteering, geomapping and geostopping in complex reservoirs.The service company has introduced EarthStar 3D Inversion, a 3D reservoir mapping process that, when used in geosteering applications, can maximize contact with oil and gas zones while mapping the surrounding formation to identify bypassed oil…

NGI's Expertise to Play Key Role in Foundation Design for EnBW, BP UK Offshore Wind Projects

Jun 29, 2023

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) said Wednesday it had won 'a significant' contract from the EnBW and BP joint venture for delivery of geo-consulting and laboratory testing services related to the development on the JV's Morgan, Mona…

Halliburton Launches Diskos 2.0 NDR for Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

May 31, 2023

Oilfield services company Halliburton has launched the Diskos 2.0 National Data Repository (NDR) for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. According to Halliburton, Diskos 2.0 stores critical exploration and production data and is vital to drive investments in Norway’s oil and gas industry…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

Petrobras Taps Maersk, Alcatel for Mero Field PRM System

Feb 15, 2023

The Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has awarded Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and Maersk Supply Service (MSS) the contract for the supply and installation of a Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system on the giant Mero field offshore Brazil…

Congo Offshore to Reap from New Data Model

Dec 18, 2019

In Africa, as the count of offshore oil and gas blocks that are getting depleted continues to rise, some producing countries are opting to invest in seismic data to enable identification and demarcation of new blocks while at the same deploying more high end technology…

CGG Kicks Off Deepwater Survey in Brazil

Aug 27, 2019

Paris-headquartered geosciences company CGG said it has commenced a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks…

Emerson Updates Reservoir Modeling Software

Jul 17, 2019

Emerson said it has launched Roxar RMS 11.1, the latest version of its reservoir modeling software., designed to enhance workflow automation and ease of use. This version provides a range of powerful technologies for building and visualizing high-quality reservoir models…

Eni, IBM Use AI to Boost Data Analysis

Jun 25, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni and American information technology giant IBM have revealed the first results of a multiyear collaboration using artificial intelligence (AI) by launching a new research platform to support Eni's decision-making during the initial stages of exploration phase…

CSC Clarifies Continental Shelf Beyond Bouvet

Apr 15, 2019

The extent of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles outside Bouvet Island has now been clarified with the Continental Shelf Commission (CSC) in New York.The Commission’s recommendation is in line with Norway’s proposal submitted to the Commission in 2009 and revised in 2015…

Orinduik Block Resources Upgraded

Mar 18, 2019

An oil and gas field offshore Guyana owned by Tullow, Total and Eco Atlantic contains around 3.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, an upgrade of around a third to a September estimate, Eco said on Monday.The Orinduik Block neighbors an Exxon Mobil field which…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

Dana Gas to Drill off Egypt in April/May

Feb 12, 2019

Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypt's next giant Mediterranean gas field, after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet.That data will be put to the test beginning in April or May…

Glengorm Discovery Highlights UKCS Potential

Jan 29, 2019

CNOOC announced Tuesday it has made a significant discovery on the Glengorm prospect, located in the Central North Sea of the U.K. continental shelf (UKCS), with recoverable resources estimated at close to 250 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Talos Comes Up Big Offshore Mexico

Jan 24, 2019

An appraisal well in the Zama project offshore Mexico showed more potential for oil, raising hopes of a large discovery, operator Talos Energy said on Thursday.The Zama project in Block 7 offshore Mexico is operated by Talos, whose partners include Sierra Oil and Gas and Premier Oil…

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