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Aker BP awards framework contract to Schlumberger for 4D seismic data

Aker BP has entered into a framework contract with Schlumberger for acquisition of 4D seismic data.

Rockhopper Exploration commences Abu Sennan drilling campaign in Egypt

Rockhopper Exploration, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has announced the commencement of the 2017 drilling campaign on the Abu Sennan Concession in Egypt, in which the Company has a 22% working interest.

Trump said to order oil drilling study off California coast

President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists.

NPD doubles resource estimate for Barents Sea

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

Samaraneftegaz launches 3D seismic exploration works in new blocks

Samaraneftegaz, a Rosneft subsidiary, started 3D seismic exploration works in six blocks acquired in 2016. Drilling sites for prospecting and exploratory wells will be defined based on the results of these works.

Lukoil drills first 1,000 m of exploration well 1P at Taymyr

LUKOIL has drilled 1,000 m of its first exploration well on the Vostochno-Taymyrsky license block. About 374 m of core samples from eight formations will be collected and analyzed during drilling.

Argentina's push to mimic Permian success faces long road ahead

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta, one of the largest shale formations outside of North America, offers tons of promise for the country’s energy future. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for it.

AGR set to deliver reservoir management to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

AGR has been awarded a new framework agreement with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

Schlumberger and Sound Energy expand cooperation in Morocco

Sound Energy, the African and European-focused upstream gas company, has announced the signature of binding heads of terms with Schlumberger, which will expand Sound Energy's relationship with Schlumberger into Meridja and the Tendrara relinquished area(s).

Seismic data resellers launch microsite for online buyers’ marketplace online data marketplace launched its first microsite for seismic data owners to market their proprietary data from their own corporate website.

TGS announces Crean 3D multi-client project in Ireland

TGS announces new multi-client acquisition project, Crean 3D on the Irish Atlantic Margin.

Schlumberger, Baker Hughes awarded key contracts for Cambay core analysis in India

Oilex Ltd. has announced the award of two key contracts to Schlumberger and Baker Hughes as part of its 2017 work program at the Cambay PSC in India. Schlumberger and Baker Hughes will advise on the optimal well and stimulation design required to achieve potential commercial flowrates.

Gulf of Mexico is equally important as Permian for U.S. oil production, Rystad says

Since the early days of U.S. shale development, we have observed impressive efficiency and well productivity gains realized by E&P companies. These gains were triggered by a gradual learning process, optimization of completion techniques and well configuration, and high grading of drilling locations and equipment.

Encana reports plans to maximize value of condensate-rich Montney asset

Encana continues to successfully advance its five-year plan, which it expects will deliver industry-leading cash flow growth and returns. The company's Montney asset plays an integral part in this plan and will contribute significant high-value condensate, non-GAAP cash flow and margin growth

AADE ’17: Constructing better wells can increase integrity during fracturing, reduce production problems

As the North American shale revolution has evolved, spawning new technologies and strategies for drilling and completing horizontal wells with longer laterals and increased frac staging, the upstream oil and gas industry is still learning how to construct wells for maximum, long-term production.

SDX Energy strikes pay at South Disouq concession in Egypt

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, announced that drilling on the carried SD-1X well at its South Disouq concession, where it hold s a 55% equity interest and is operator in the Nile Delta area of Egypt has reached its first target depth.

Schlumberger enters JV with YPF to begin shale oil pilot project in Vaca Muerta

Schlumberger President of Operations, Patrick Schorn, and YPF Chairman, Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez, have signed an agreement to start a shale oil pilot project in Bandurria Sur Block in Vaca Muerta, Neuquén.

USGS estimates 304 Tcfg in Bossier, Haynesville formations of U.S. Gulf Coast

The Bossier and Haynesville Formations of the onshore and U.S. waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast contain estimated means of 4 billion bbl of oil, 304.4 Tcfg, and 1.9 billion bbl of natural gas liquids, according to updated assessments by the U.S. Geological Survey.

GEODynamics releases new perforating technology for diversion

GEODynamics, Inc.’s Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has begun field testing of the latest addition to the family of multi-stage-plug-and-perf products.

SEG releases revision to SEG-Y data-exchange format

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has released a major update to the venerable SEG-Y workhorse seismic data exchange standard.