Offshore Geophysics News - page 54


Products in action

Oct 25, 2012

Inside PazflorBelgian firm VRcontext International was recently contracted by Total E&P Angola to deliver a 3D immersive training simulator (ITS) for the Pazflor FPSO, to be anchored on one of Total’s largest offshore producing assets.The company’s…

OGX discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Maintaining a steady level of exploration activity, OGX has marked a number of successes.The Itacoatiara well, or OGX-79, found a hydrocarbon column of about 150m with 64m of net pay in the Albian section in the Campos Basin. The block BM-C-39 well…

Petrobras discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Over the last 18 months or so, Petrobras has a string of reported discoveries to its credit. Company CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster said the 2011 discoveries alone added 1.24 billion barrels of equivalent oil to Petrobras’ numbers, with 1 billion of that coming from the pre-salt area…

Is there a seabed seismic shift?

Oct 01, 2012

No-one seems to have fathomed out the depth of the potential market for seabed-based seismic surveys. Andrew McBarnet reviews the state of play.Sometimes the surf seems to be up, but those big waves that make the surf boarders’ day just don’t quite materialise…

Waimea well test

Oct 01, 2012

Brazilian independent OGX kicked off 2012 with production at its offshore Waimea development. First oil came in January via an extended well test (EWT) to the FPSO OSX-1 just over two years after the field was discovered with OGX-3 in December 2009…

Integrated E&P analysis

Sep 12, 2012

Schlumberger’s Petrel 2012 E&P software platform release is designed to strengthen integration between geophysics, geology and reservoir engineering, including systematic exploration risk assessment, pre-stack seismic workflows, and efficient reservoir simulation results analysis…

Landmark Software & Services

Sep 12, 2012

Landmark Software & Services has acquired the assets of finite element reservoir modeling technology provider Object Reservoir.

Sailing close to the wind

Sep 01, 2012

A prediction of an oil price slump in less than a decade prompts Andrew McBarnet to onder on the prevailing wind currently favouring the marine seismic business.Possibly the most provocative oil industry analysis to surface in the last few months emanates from the portals of academia…

Richard Degner named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category

Aug 17, 2012

Richard Degner, president and CEO of Global Geophysical Services, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category. He was acknowledged for turning his vision of building a new geophysical company into a reality from the ground up…

Building a tour de force

Aug 01, 2012

CGGVeritas marine seismic operations have undergone a major modernisation programme and the introduction of new technology. Andrew McBarnet reviews progress.Something of a Gallic flourish can be detected about the CGGVeritas multi-client survey in the Keathley Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico…

Solid streamer slims down

Jul 19, 2012

Sercel has expanded its marine seismic equipment offering with the launch of the Sentinel RD, the latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over 4000km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels worldwide since its introduction in 2005…

WGP Survey

Jul 19, 2012

The WGP Group has signed a new joint venture agreement with P-Cable 3D Seismic for the commercialisation of its new, patented High Resolution 3D seismic technology. The JV will trade as WGP Survey.

Fanfare for new technology

Jul 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet offers this kaleidoscope of impressions from a major gathering of the geoscience community.At the end of any big industry event like last month's annual conference and exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in Copenhagen…


Jun 26, 2012

Schlumberger has acquired Gedco, a Calgary-based provider of integrated geophysical survey design software and services. Gedco, which becomes part of the WesternGeco business unit, developed the OMNI 3D seismic survey design and modeling system and the VISTA 2D/3D seismic data processing package.

Have we got talent?

Jun 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet wonders what's changed about the Big Crew Change.Last time when the high price of oil launched the oil and gas industry into a frenzy of E&P activity, it wasn’t long before questions were being asked not just about the capacity…

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