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SEG announces results of 2017-2018 board of directors election

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) today announced results of its 2017-2018 board of directors election.

Highlands Natural Resources provides update for East Denver Niobrara project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, has announced that it has successfully drilled and set surface casing in both the Wildhorse 5-64 15-16-1BHZ and Powell 5-64-15-16-1CHZ wells.

Victoria Oil & Gas provides update on Logbaba drilling operations in Cameroon

As of Aug. 16, Well La-107 has been successfully drilled to its planned TD of the 6-in. hole section at 3,180 m MD (3,166 m TVD) where the base of the Logbaba formation was encountered.

Rockhopper Exploration provides Abu Sennan drilling campaign update

Rockhopper Exploration plc, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has provided the following update concerning the Abu Sennan drilling concession, onshore Egypt.

Azinor Catalyst spuds well on Partridge Prospect in the UK North Sea

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, is pleased to announce that the 14/11a-2 well on the Partridge Prospect, was spudded at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, using the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling rig.

TGS and iLandMan integrate land and well data systems

Oil and gas software firm iLandMan is now offering nationwide well data and status information thanks to a new integration with geoscience data company TGS.

BNK Petroleum reports completion of fracture stimulation in Oklahoma's SCOOP

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Hartgraves 1-6H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishiminogo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma.

Zambia commissions first oil survey

President Edgar Changa Lungu heralded the beginning of Zambia’s new oil industry, when he commissioned the launch of a full tensiometer survey by Tullow Oil in Luapula province. The survey is the first of its kind to be undertaken in Zambia.

GeoPark, Wintershall strike oil in Neuquen basin, Argentina

GeoPark Limited and Wintershall Energía S.A., a subsidiary of the BASF group, the fourth-largest gas producer in Argentina with over 15 blocks, have announced the discovery of a new oil field in the CN-V block (GeoPark 50% WI, Wintershall 50% WI) in the Neuquen basin, Mendoza Province of Argentina.

Petrobras discovers oil accumulation in Campos basin pre-salt layer

Petrobras has reported the discovery of oil accumulation in the Campos basin’s pre-salt layer, in the area of Marlim Sul field.

Teledyne CARIS releases new version of Bathy DataBASE

Teledyne CARIS has announced the release of Bathy DataBASE (BDB) 4.4. This new version addresses the important areas of feature generalization and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys.

ION acquires first seismic survey offshore Panama in 30 years

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced acquisition is in progress on a new 2D multi-client program offshore Panama. Supported by industry funding, this is the first seismic survey acquired there in approximately 30 years.

Pantheon Resources provides update on East Texas operations

Pantheon Resources plc, the AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company with a working interest in several conventional projects in Tyler and Polk Counties, onshore East Texas, has provided the following update.

ENGIE E&P UK reports first gas at Cygnus Bravo in the southern North Sea

First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, the satellite wellhead platform in the Southern North Sea’s Cygnus development, operated by ENGIE E&P UK Limited.

Woodside strikes gas for the third time in Myanmar

Woodside has advised that the Pyi Thit-1 exploration well in Block A-6 in the Southern Rakhine basin, located offshore Myanmar, has intersected a gross gas column of approximately 65 m. A net gas pay interval of approximately 36 m has been interpreted within the primary target sandstone reservoir.

BP announces Mancos shale discovery in New Mexico

BP announced today it has brought online a highly productive natural gas well in the Mancos shale, highlighting the potential of the New Mexico field to be a significant new source of U.S. natural gas supply.

Statoil reports gas discovery at Gemini North in the Barents Sea

Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. The well also proved oil.

Cairn Energy announces results of SNE North-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal

The well encountered oil and gas in the primary objective and oil in the deeper secondary objective, in a separate accumulation to the SNE field.

ION announces second 3D multi-client reimaging program offshore Mexico

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the Western Gulf of Mexico, using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library.

Sacgasco to commence drilling of Dempsey natural gas well in California

Sacramento basin-focused natural gas developer and producer, Sacgasco Limited has advised that it plans to commence drilling of the Company’s 1+ Tcf Dempsey 1-15 well in the Sacramento basin in California on Aug. 1, 2017.