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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

Emily Querubin, World Oil

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.

Schlumberger launches advanced digital integration of rock, fluid analysis services

Schlumberger today inaugurated the newly expanded reservoir rock and fluid analysis laboratory located in Houston, Texas. The new lab enables petrotechnical experts to better leverage physical and digital rock and fluid analysis for comprehensive reservoir characterization.

Africa Oil concludes 2017 exploration, appraisal campaign in Kenya

The 2017 exploration and appraisal drilling campaign concluded following the drilling of the Amosing-7 appraisal well. The PR Marriott Rig-46 has been demobilized. Two discoveries were made during the campaign.

President Energy announces significant upgrades to prospective resources in Argentina

President Energy Plc, the upstream oil and gas company is pleased to announce the results of a new integrated basin study and geochemical survey over the exploration assets of the Company centered on its Puesto Guardian Concession, Matorras and Ocultar Licenses, which have resulted in significant upgrades to the Company’s Prospective Resources.

Mexico announces biggest onshore oil discovery in 15 years

Petroleos Mexicanos announced its biggest onshore discovery in 15 years, just three months after Mexico reported the first major find by private companies, bolstering the nation’s efforts to revive its oil industry.

FairfieldNodal adds to Delaware basin database

FairfieldNodal’s Red Tank acquisition project in the Delaware basin continues to progress on schedule. There are 380 sq mi of fast-track data now available, completing this portion of the project. Final PSTM data will be available mid-December 2017, and a PSDM product is expected in early first-quarter 2018.

Engie E&P increases resource estimate on Cara discovery

Engie E&P, the operator of the Cara-license (PL 636) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is increasing the resource estimate. Engie E&P now estimates that the Cara discovery contains 56 to 94 MMboe.

Baker Hughes launches advanced fluid analysis and sampling-while-drilling service

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has announced the introduction of its FASTrak Prism fluid analysis and sampling-while-drilling service.

CGG secures contract for multi-client survey of onshore, offshore licenses in Côte d’Ivoire

CGG has been awarded a contract by Côte d’Ivoire’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and PETROCI, the national oil company, to acquire with its local partner, Harvex Geosolutions, a multi-client program of gravity, gravity gradiometry and magnetic data over the Republic’s onshore and shallow offshore basins.

Fugro applies seeps expertise to Canada's growing offshore industry

Fugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round.

Rose Petroleum completes 3D seismic shoot in Utah's Paradox basin

Rose Petroleum, the AIM quoted natural resources business, has announced the completion of the acquisition of data from its 3D seismic shoot in the Paradox basin in Utah.