WorldOil Gazprom Neft, Tatneft and Zarubezhneft collaborate to develop carbonate deposits Gazprom Neft, Tatneft and Zarubezhneft have concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation on the development of the skills and competencies needed for the development of exceptionally challenging projects in opening up carbonate deposits. Lundin announces non-commercial gas discovery on Hufsa prospect Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the drilling of exploration well 7219/12-2 on the Hufsa prospect in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea. A non-commercial gas discovery was made in the main well while the sidetrack was dry. Africa Energy to acquire additional interest in South Africa Africa Energy Corp. announces the signature of definitive agreements to acquire an effective 4.9% interest in the Exploration Right for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Drilling permit for Norwegian wildcat well granted to OMV Norge The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. MOL Norge selects AGR for well and drilling engineering Global energy services and software company AGR has been awarded a Frame Agreement with the Hungarian Operator MOL. EMGS announces two multi-client surveys offshore Indonesia Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has announced that it has received Letters of Intent for two contracts under which EMGS will perform prefunded multi-client acquisitions offshore Indonesia. Africa Oil, Eco announce strategic partnership for exploration in West Africa, Guyana Africa Oil Corp. has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd. for exploration in West Africa and Guyana. Fugro welcomes multi-role survey vessel to its fleet The newly named MV Kobi Ruegg has joined Fugro’s vessel fleet and is set to begin her first project in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea. Regional Report: India India’s growing population, urbanization countering efforts to reduce dependency on imports Multi-well pad solution for oil and gas producers boosts real-time data Drilling advancements, including horizontal drilling techniques, have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders can modify their control systems approach to optimize these changing applications.