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Noble Energy’s Cheetah exploration well, in the Tilapia license offshore Cameroon, reached the targeted Cretaceous interval and is being plugged and abandoned. The well encountered both crude oil and natural gas shows in multiple non-commercial reservoir sands.
Statoil Petroleum, operator of production license 169, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/11-28. The well was dry.
While Russia is continuing to pump crude oil at record levels, producing on average 10.685 MMbpd in 2015, the continuous pressure from U.S./EU sanctions is having an impact on the strategic course of the Russian oil and gas industry, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
New federal fracking regulations were blocked by a U.S. judge in Wyoming who said the government’s Bureau of Land Management lacks the authority to control hydraulic fracturing.
Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its VisiTrak geospatial navigation and analysis LWD service.
Engineering students at Texas Tech University will now have access to IHS Petra, a powerful software tool for geological, engineering and petrophysical analysis, thanks to a $1.25 million donation from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading source of critical information and insight.
FMC Technologies, Inc. and PROSERNAT have signed an alliance agreement to become a single source supplier of integrated modular systems and comprehensive solutions for the processing, separation and treatment of oil, water, gas and solids.
Halliburton's Wireline & Perforating business has introduced the Xaminer Sonic Service, an evolution in acoustic formation evaluation that provides operators with high-fidelity data and advanced processing capabilities to more accurately characterize a wide range of reservoirs, including those in deep water, mature fields and unconventionals.
BG Group has acquired three non-operated positions offshore Newfoundland from Repsol.
Shell has called a halt to further exploration work offshore Alaska after the company’s Burger J well, in the Chukchi Sea, failed to find meaningful quantities of oil or gas, the company said Monday.
Low oil prices, if sustained, could mark the beginning of a long-term drop in upstream oil and natural gas investment.
Ikon Science has released the latest version of its flagship RokDoc platform: version 6.3. This release includes new modules, improvements and enhanced features, new science, technologies and usability across the platform and all the modules of RokDoc.
The Croatian government postponed the signing of all oil and gas production-sharing accords until after this year’s general elections in a move that may delay concession revenue inflow.
Tethys Oil has completed the drilling of the Tidikas-1 exploration well on the Raseiniai license onshore Lithuania, the Stockholm-based company announced Wednesday.
CGG announced Wednesday that all four phases of its BandaSeis 2D BroadSeis multi-client program targeting the Banda Arc around East Indonesia and Timor Leste have now been fully processed and are ready for delivery.
Landmark, a Halliburton business line, and Palantir Solutions have formed an alliance to develop a fully integrated economics, planning and decision support framework.
Wireless Seismic has announced the sale and delivery of its RT System 2 seismic data acquisition system to the Chinese seismic contractor, SINOPEC Geophysical Corporation (SGC), following extensive system trials in China.
TGS and the African Petroleum Producers’ Association (APPA) have signed a Letter of Intent to harmonize the stratigraphic nomenclature of the sedimentary basins of 13 countries in Africa.
Mitcham Industries, a geophysical equipment supplier, announced Monday that Billy F. Mitcham Jr., the company’s president and CEO, has passed away.
CGG GeoSoftware has made a significant software donation to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) as part of its commitment to help train the next generation of geoscience graduates joining the energy industry.