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Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces 24th licensing round

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has announced the 24th licensing round. In this round, 102 blocks/parts of blocks will be announced, divided among nine in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea.

ION expands West African 2D data library with new acquisition offshore Gabon

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon (DGH).

LAGCOE announces LAGCOE Looey 2017: Don Briggs

LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry.

Aker BP drills dry well west of Volund field, North Sea

Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 150 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-11 S.

Weatherford introduces cased-hole evaluation system for enhanced oil recovery

Weatherford International plc announced the commercial release of the Raptor 2.0 cased-hole evaluation system today at the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Annual Symposium.

Schlumberger introduces rigless formation evaluation, monitoring for any reservoir

Schlumberger today introduced the Pulsar multi-function spectroscopy service at the SPWLA 58th Annual Symposium. The new service provides the industry’s first complete cased hole formation evaluation and reservoir saturation monitoring with openhole logging quality.

Condor Petroleum begins drilling Yakamoz-1 exploration well in Turkey

Condor Petroleum Inc., has announced that drilling has commenced on the Yakamoz-1 exploration well, which is located 2 km north of the Company’s 100% owned and operated Poyraz Ridge gas field in Turkey.

Schlumberger, Seitel partner in new 2D multi-client reimaging program onshore Mexico

Schlumberger and Seitel today announced a strategic multi-client alliance to reimage and acquire new geophysical data in key areas across onshore Mexico.

President Energy provides update on Argentina work-over program

President Energy, the upstream oil and gas company provides an update on its work-over program at its Puesto Guardian Concession, Argentina.

Sound Energy's Badile exploration well encounters significant gas shows in Italy

Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy.

Halliburton, GroundMetrics launch 3D formation evaluation service

Halliburton has announced an agreement with GroundMetrics, a San Diego company specializing in the development of electromagnetic sensor systems, to deliver full field reservoir characterization and monitoring services.

Faroe Petroleum reports preliminary results for Brasse appraisal well

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, is pleased to announce the results of the Brasse appraisal well in the Norwegian North Sea (Faroe, 50% and operator, Point Resources, 50%).

Wireless Seismic, Geokinetics and Total E&P R&D partner for next-generation land seismic acquisition

Wireless Seismic, Inc., Geokinetics Inc., and Total E&P Research & Development announced today the development of the next-generation land seismic acquisition and processing system, Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS).

Global Petroleum Show 2017 kicks off in Calgary

Global Petroleum Show (GPS), an industry leading oil and gas exhibition, officially kicks-off its 49th year tomorrow in Calgary at Stampede Park. From June 13-15, this industry leading event will provide attendees with direct access to the entire supply chain, innovative technologies, products and services, and a massive number of educational seminars within the energy sector.

EMGS reports pre-funding for multi-client acquisition in Norway

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announces that the Company has entered into pre-funding agreements related to 3D CSEM data surveys in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea using the conventional technology and the new Deep Blue source.

Empyrean Energy commences 3D seismic survey offshore China

Empyrean Energy plc, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States, is pleased to announce that a 3D seismic survey has commenced on its 100% owned Block 29/11, offshore China.

Gazprom Neft acquires subsoil usage licence for Parabelsky block

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-Vostok has acquired the subsoil usage licence for the Parabelsky block, located in the Tomsk Oblast. The licence, for geological prospecting at the block, was awarded by the Subsoil Usage Department for the Central Siberian Okrug and runs to May 10, 2022.

CGG delivers final data from Encontrado project over Perdido fold belt

CGG announced today that the final products from its Encontrado multi-client reprocessing project across the Gulf of Mexico’s prolific Perdido fold belt have been delivered on schedule to the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) and the industry.

Sercel successfully deploys multi-sensor solid streamer in Ireland's southern Porcupine basin

Sercel announced today that its multi-sensor solid streamer, the Sentinel MS, has been commercially deployed for the first time and is being successfully operated on a large 3D CGG multi-client survey being conducted by the CGG Geo Coral in the southern Porcupine basin in Ireland.

Statoil granted drilling permit for wildcat in Barents Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.