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Oil play ditched years ago draws EOG, Conoco as Permian fallback

The next frontier for U.S. oil’s resurgence may come on familiar terrain.

CGG delivers final PSTM products for Dunquin multi-client survey, west of Ireland

CGG has completed the Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM) of its 2,500-km2 Dunquin multi-client survey acquired in Block 44 of the Porcupine basin, west of Ireland, in 2017.

Corridor Resources to suspend work on Old Harry Project, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Corridor Resources Inc. has announced that it has completed its integrated geotechnical analysis of the Old Harry prospect comprised of data from a controlled source electromagnetic survey (CSEM) and reprocessed two dimensional (2D) seismic. Old Harry is a large (43,000-acre), undrilled structure with four-way closure located in approximately 470 m of water in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, straddling the border of Newfoundland and Quebec.

CGG completes multi-client survey in Zambezi Delta basin, Mozambique

CGG has completed acquisition of 15,400 km2 of 3D marine seismic data in the outer Zambezi Delta basin, west of the Beira High. The survey area covers blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding non-held acreage.

Boosting the power of Big Data for completions

Piyush Pankaj, Samir Menasria, Abhishek Sharma, Priyavrat Shuklaj, Tobias Judd, Schlumberger; Steve Geetan, Richard MacDonald, EP Energy Corporation

Predictive proxy model uses data analytics, reservoir characterization to streamline completion optimization

TGS, PGS announce more 3D multi-client acquisition offshore East Canada

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announce that a second vessel, the Ramform Sterling, will be allocated to the 2018 East Canada acquisition program.

Searcher Seismic completes 3D reprocessing project offshore Papua New Guinea

Searcher Seismic has announced the expansion of its modern, high-quality and exploration focused seismic, magnetic and geochemical focused production offerings offshore Papua New Guinea with the completion of the Laurabada UltracubeTM 3D reprocessing project.

Equinor reports discovery at Utsira High, northwest of Johan Sverdrup

Equinor and partners Lundin and Spirit Energy have struck oil in the PL 167 license at the Utsira High in the North Sea. The discovery is currently estimated to contain 15-35 MMbbl of recoverable oil equivalent.

TGS announces its seventh onshore seismic project for 2018

TGS announces its seventh onshore seismic project for 2018, Dawson Phase II 3D seismic survey in Canada.

CGG adds two new surveys to its Anadarko basin coverage in Oklahoma

CGG has completed acquisition of its Chickasha 3D survey in Grady and Caddo Counties, Okla. CGG has also purchased the rights to the Ft. Reno 3D survey in Canadian County, adding to its continuously growing data library.

Europa Oil & Gas nearly doubles estimate of prospective resources on FEL 3/13, offshore Ireland

Europa Oil & Gas, the UK and Ireland focused exploration, development and production company, is pleased to report its updated prospect inventory resulting in a near doubling of its estimate of gross mean un-risked prospective resources on FEL 3/13 in the South Porcupine basin, Atlantic Ireland, to 2.9 Bboe.

HIPS and SIPS 11.0 simplifies bathymetric processing workflow

Teledyne CARIS is pleased to announce the release of HIPS and SIPS 11.0. This release introduces several improvements making it easier for users to start new projects and process data, as well as an enhanced user experience while interacting with survey data.

Halliburton releases new ultra-deep resistivity service

Halliburton has released the EarthStar ultra-deep resistivity service, a logging-while-drilling technology that helps operators map reservoir and fluid boundaries over 200 ft (61 m) from the wellbore, more than doubling the depth of investigation of current industry offerings.

Azinam secures deepwater drillship for Prospect S, offshore Namibia

Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group backed explorer focused on offshore Namibia, has announced that the Ocean Rig Poseidon sixth generation deepwater drillship has been contracted by the license partnership to drill one firm and one optional well, with the first well targeting Prospect S, located in Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) 71, offshore Namibia.

DLA Piper represents Kayne Anderson and Haymaker Minerals in sale of mineral and royalty interests

DLA Piper advised Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP and Houston-based Haymaker Minerals & Royalties LLC and Haymaker Resources LP in the sale of oil and gas mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners LP for approximately $404 million in a transaction comprised of cash and stock.

TGS, PGS announce new Nansen 3D multi-client project in Norway

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announce a new multi-client project in the Barents Sea. The new Nansen 3D Geostreamer survey will cover ~6,100 km² in an active APA area of the Hammerfest basin.

Shell reports large deepwater discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore, Inc. has announced a large deepwater discovery in the Norphlet geologic play in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with its Dover well (100% Shell).

GEODynamics introduces professional grade perforating systems

GEODynamics’ Engineered Perforating Solutions Division has introduced FracIQ PRO, a revolutionary perforating system tailored for multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

SDX Energy confirms significant discovery in South Disouq, Egypt

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced the positive results of the well test conducted on the Ibn Yunus 1X well, following the recent conventional natural gas discovery at South Disouq, Egypt

ION announces new 2D multi-client program offshore Canada

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Grand Banks in Newfoundland, Canada.