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EMGS inks more 3D EM data sales agreements in Barents Sea

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

Dolphin Geophysical sets new benchmark for seismic productivity

Dolphin Geophysical has just mobilised the 'world's largest floating object' by deploying a seismic spread of 12 streamers, 7,050 m in length with 150 m streamer separation, off the coast of Myanmar for Ophir Energy.

ION expands West African data library with acquisition of NamibiaSPAN

ION Geophysical has announced the completion of the seismic acquisition stage of the company's NamibiaSPAN program, which extends the full length of Namibia's offshore continental margin.

Lundin spuds appraisal well on Alta discovery in Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, has started drilling appraisal well 7220/11-2 in PL609.

Turkish Petroleum expands its Paradigm software portfolio with Reverse Time Migration

Paradigm has announced that Turkish Petroleum (TP), the national oil company of the Republic of Turkey and a long-time Paradigm customer, has added Paradigm Reverse Time Migration (RTM) to its product portfolio.

Gazprom Neft to conduct seismic survey in Iraqi Kurdistan

Gazprom Neft Middle East, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, is to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja Block.

Kiln Lane well dissappoints Europa Oil & Gas, Egdon

Europa Oil & Gas has announced the completion of drilling operations at the Kiln Lane-1 conventional exploration well on License PEDL 181 in Northeast Lincolnshire.

Schlumberger acquires full-azimuth multiclient surveys for deepwater GoM

Schlumberger has completed the acquisition of approximately 2,750 sq km of two new full-azimuth multiclient seismic surveys over the Garden Banks and Green Canyon areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Woodside inks PSCs for Myanmar offshore acreage

Woodside has signed production sharing contracts for Blocks AD-2, AD-5, A-4 and A-7, which were awarded to Woodside in the 2013 Myanmar Offshore Bid Round, the company announced Friday.

Polarcus awarded 3D project offshore UK

Polarcus Limited has signed a Letter of Intent with an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project on the UKCS utilizing Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition.

Halliburton sets coring record for exploratory well in presalt Santos basin

Halliburton was able to recover 71 large-diameter (1.5 in.) samples on just one of the runs, more than double the anticipated rate.

CGG nets Anadarko contract for 3D survey offshore Colombia

PARIS -- CGG announced Thursday that it has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to acquire and process a 16,314-km2 3D seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia.

Fugro enhances offshore application's accuracy with G2+ positioning service

Fugro has introduced a further advance in the field of GNSS augmentation with its high accuracy G2+ service, designed to benefit offshore operators around the globe who require positioning and measurement accuracy at centimeter level.

CGG GeoSoftware advances its portfolio with VelPro

CGG GeoSoftware has further enhanced its advanced geoscience software portfolio by acquiring the rights to the VelPro velocity modeling and depth conversion product from In-Depth Solutions.

Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale yields $539 million in high bids

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held a lease sale Wednesday for the Central Gulf of Mexico that drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Statoil plans four wells in Russia amid sanctions

Statoil plans to drill four wells in Russia with state oil company OAO Rosneft, showing Norway’s biggest energy producer is deepening its involvement in the country against the backdrop of international sanctions.

Statoil hits gas near Aasta Hansteen field

STAVANGER, Norway -- Statoil Petroleum, operator of production license 218, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6706/12-2.

NewAge assumes operatorship of Etinde field, offshore Cameroon

LONDON -- NewAge (African Global Energy) Ltd. has taken over operatorship, from Euroil (a subsidiary of Bowleven plc), of the Etinde Exploitation Authorization Area, formerly Block MLHP7, offshore Limbe in southwest Cameroon.

Nexen chooses AGSL software for Golden Eagle Project

Asset Guardian Solutions (AGSL) has been awarded a contract by Nexen Petroleum UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC, to protect and improve management of process control software.

Italy’s Eni reports success in Indonesia, Libya

Eni has completed post-drilling studies on the Merakes-1 gas find, in Indonesia’s deepwater East Sepinggan Block, which indicate significant upside gas potential. Eni is the operator of the block with an 85% interest.