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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…

Despite setback, Noble returns to the Falklands

Oct 01, 2014

Noble Energy will resume exploratory drilling in the Falkland Islands next year after acquiring and reviewing extensive 3D seismic of its 10 million acre-position. In late February 2014, London-based joint venture partner Falkland Oil…

CGG to start Gabon 3D Broadseis survey

Sep 29, 2014

CGG has signed an exclusive multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon. The agreement will see CGG launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000sq km of BroadSeisTM…

EMGS signs $3.5m Barents Sea agreements

Sep 24, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has signed a data licensing agreement with a customer worth US$3.5 million for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS's multi-client data library in the Barents Sea. 'It satisfying to note that our multi…

Petroceltic increases Egypt foothold

Sep 19, 2014

Petroceltic International's joint venture with Edison International Spa has been awarded the North Port Fouad Block, in the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company 2013 International Bid Round. North Port Fouad (Block 7), is offshore the Nile Delta and lies to the north of…

Dolphin cleared for Kara Sea work

Sep 19, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restrictive measures against Russia…

RWE Dea awarded two blocks in Egypt

Sep 17, 2014

German company RWE Dea has been awarded two offshore blocks in the Gulf of Suez in Egypt’s international bid round. The new RWE Dea licences in the Gulf of Suez Map from Dea RWE will become…

Rockall under new 2D spotlight

Sep 17, 2014

GeoPartners, in partnership with Seabird Exploration Multi-Client and DownUnder GeoSolutions, has announced a new multiclient 2D (MC2D) seismic project in the Frontier UK Rockall Basin offshore the north west coast of Scotland. The Rockall…

Rio Oil and Gas: Brazil could become top 10 producer

Sep 16, 2014

Brazil could be poised to become one of the largest oil producers in the world, according to senior executives speaking at this year’s Rio Oil and Gas conference.  Monday’s Shell luncheon at the event offered an outlook on the changes…

CGG awarded BroadSeis contracts

Sep 10, 2014

CGG has been awarded contracts for the 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeisTM with BroadSourceTM, marine broadband technology. The four surveys represent a total contract value of over US$80 million. Three…

PGS stacking seismic vessels

Sep 09, 2014

As Petroleum Geo-Services looks to further streamline its operations and cut costs, the company is stacking and considering scrapping or selling two vessels, and selling its PGS Khazar joint venture. PGS says the cuts, along with other initiatives…

Hansa targets Dutch drilling

Sep 09, 2014

Hansa Hydrocarbons hopes to start drilling in 2016 after completing a 3D seismic survey across '4Quads' licenses in blocks G18, H16, M3 and N1, offshore Netherlands.  The survey covered about 965sq km, 40 km to the north of the Wadden…

Dolphin starts 3D Senegal survey

Sep 08, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical is to acquire and process a 7000sq km SHarp Broadband 3D survey offshore Senegal under a contract with Kosmos Energy.  The Dolphin high-capacity 3D vessel Polar Duchess (pictured) has started operations and it will take about four months to complete…

KrisEnergy kicks off seismic programs off Indonesia

Sep 08, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd. reported that the S.V. Nordic Bahari vessel began a 2D seismic survey in the Sakti production sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Java, Indonesia. The acquisition program, which will acquire 1200km of data, was awarded to PT…

Statoil to explore off Nicaragua

Sep 05, 2014

Norway's Statoil and Nicaragua's DNP-Petronic signed a cooperation agreement for future oil and gas activities offshore Nicaragua's Pacific coast, it was announced on 3 September 2014.  Statoil says that the consortium (Statoil and…

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