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ION launches MexicoSPAN in Mexico’s offshore Gulf waters

ION Geophysical Corporation has launched the first phase of MexicoSPAN, encompassing more than 22,000 km of deep-imaged 2D seismic data.

PGS inks Mexico cooperation agreement with Spectrum, Schlumberger

PGS has executed an MOU for a cooperation agreement with Spectrum and Schlumberger in Mexico. The collaboration will acquire 80,000 to 100,000 km of modern, long-offset 2D data encompassing all the major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico.

EMGS inks 3D EM data licensing agreements in Barents Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into two new data licensing agreements for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

Fugro finalizes divestment of multi-client data library

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Fugro has finalized the sale of its multi-client data library to Spectrum ASA, for a cash consideration of $115 million.

TGS to acquire Polarcus' multi-client library

TGS has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Polarcus' multi-client library, with the exception of Australia, for a price of $27.5 million on a cash and debt free basis.

Umbilicals International invests in dynamic cable production

Umbilicals International, part of the Seanamic Group, has invested over $2 millions in new cable manufacturing lines at its Houston production facility. The two lines will streamline cable production, and marks a significant expansion of the company's dynamic cable manufacturing capability.

Xodus appoints global subsurface lead

Xodus Group has promoted Andrew Sewell to the role of global subsurface lead to drive forward its global subsurface capabilities.

eDrilling adds Geostreering to wellSIM

eDrilling announced that Geosteering capabilities have been added to their wellSIM.

Suncor drills dry hole west of Balder field in North Sea

Suncor Energy Norge AS, operator of production license 571, has completed the drilling of exploration well 25/10-13 S. The well is dry.

Lundin spuds Alta, Edvard Grieg appraisal wells

Lundin Petroleum’s wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has commenced the drilling of its second Alta appraisal well in the Barents Sea South and the drilling of an appraisal well on Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Schlumberger introduces Depth Domain Inversion services

Schlumberger has announced the launch of the Depth Domain Inversion Services. Schlumberger petrotechnical experts use the services to improve the reliability and consistency of seismic structural and quantitative interpretation in complex environments.

Tullow’s Zumba well disappoints in Norwegian Sea

Tullow Oil’s Zumba exploration well (6507/11-11) in license area PL591 in the Norwegian Sea has not encountered hydrocarbons and will now be plugged and abandoned, the London-based company said Monday.

TGS announces participation in Monument 3D survey offshore Australia

TGS has announced its participation in the 2,500 km2 Monuments 3D survey.

BP, Rosneft ink production, exploration agreements

Rosneft and BP have signed several agreements strengthening the long term strategic relationship between the two companies, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Wintershall wildcat strikes out in North Sea

Wintershall Norge, operator of production license 378, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 35/12-5 S. The well was drilled about 15 km southwest of Gjøa field in the North Sea and 80 km southwest of Florø.

Wintershall selling selected assets on NCS

Wintershall, a wholly owned BASF subsidiary, is divesting assets in four non-operated fields—Knarr, Veslefrikk, Ivar Aasen and Yme—on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to Tellus Petroleum AS.

NUTECH adds new XRF technology to POROLABS core analysis solutions

NUTECH has added new X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technologies to its proprietary POROLABS core analysis solutions for identifying the characteristics and composition of rock to confirm the mineralogy of the strata.

AGR releases multi-disciplinary well data software

AGR has released new functionality for its bespoke well data software, iQx that will improve the analysis of spatial well data from more than 6,000 wells drilled on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Emerson enhances reservoir modeling software to help operators maximize the value of reservoir assets

Emerson Process Management has launched the latest version of its reservoir modeling software, Roxar RMS.

Energean to conduct 3D seismic survey in the Gulf of Kavala

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that it is to conduct a new 3D seismic survey over the Prinos Oil field and its surrounding licenses, in the Gulf of Kavala, North Eastern Greece.