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TGS expands its onshore seismic activity with third project in the Anadarko basin

TGS further expands its 2018 onshore seismic activity with the announcement of the Gloss Mountain 3D seismic survey. Gloss Mountain is a significant addition to our industry leading geoscience data position in the SCOOP/STACK area of the Anadarko basin.

Gazprom Neft developing new exploration cluster in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug

Gazprom Neft has been confirmed as the winner of Rosnedra subsoil licensing rounds for six blocks in the Karabashsky exploration zone, located in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.

ExxonMobil reports 84% increase in P’nyang resource, potential expansion in PNG

ExxonMobil Corp. today announced that the size of the natural gas resource at P’nyang field in Papua New Guinea has increased to 4.36 Tcf of gas, an 84% increase from a previous assessment completed in 2012.

TGS announces further expansion of Atlantic Margin multi-client program

TGS announces an expansion of its Atlantic Margin multi-client program in the Norwegian Sea. The new AM18 3D Extension, will comprise 5,135 km² of 3D seismic data and covers a variety of play models with stratigraphic and structural traps in Paleocene and Cretaceous turbidite/fan deposits.

GEODynamics introduces new zone isolation technology

GEODynamics has introduced a new and evolutionary technology in composite frac plug systems. Called the EVOLV+FracTrapTM Zone Isolation System, it provides both ball retrieval and composite plug technology in one tool that delivers risk-free, ball-on-seat, plug-and-perf isolation solutions to operators.

Faroe Petroleum reports preliminary results of Fogelberg appraisal well

Faroe Petroleum has provided an update with preliminary results of the Fogelberg appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea (Faroe 15%).

EIA: U.S. oil production growth projected to be led by light, sweet crude oil

Recent growth in U.S. crude oil production has been primarily light, sweet crude oil, defined as having an API gravity of 35 or higher and sulfur content of 0.3% or less. These light, sweet crudes, which are produced from tight resource formations, accounted for up nearly 90% of the 3.1-MMbpd growth in production from 2010 to 2017.

OMV strikes gas northwest of Morvin field in the Norwegian Sea

OMV (Norway) AS, operator of production licences 644 and 644 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6506/11-10 in PL 644 B. The well was drilled about 5 km northwest of Morvin field in the central part of the Norwegian Sea and 245 km northwest of Kristiansund.

United Oil & Gas commences seismic acquisition offshore Jamaica

United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce commencement of seismic acquisition on the Tullow Jamaica Ltd. operated Walton-Morant licence, offshore Jamaica.

Faroe Petroleum reports significant shows at Hades, Iris prospects

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas Company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce significant discoveries in both the Hades and Iris prospects in licence PL 644 B (Faroe 20%), in the Norwegian Sea.

TGS announces new multi-beam and seep study project offshore Brazil

TGS announces the Brazil Southern basins SeaSeep Project in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil. The project will cover existing TGS surveys in these hydrocarbon rich basins as well as the highly prospective pre-salt trend where many untested structures exist.

Apache announces significant discovery at Garten prospect

Apache Corporation has announced a significant oil discovery on Block 9/18a Area-W in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. Garten is located 6 km south of the Beryl Alpha Platform.

Repsol selects Emerson for multi-year exploration technology contract

Emerson has announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Repsol to provide its Paradigm E&P software suite across all Repsol global exploration operations to help identify and evaluate new and existing opportunities more accurately.

SDX Energy spuds Ibn Yunus-1X well in Egypt's South Disouq

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that it has spud its Ibn Yunus-1X exploration well at South Disouq, Egypt.

Wintershall strikes gas southwest of Aasta Hansteen field

Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 894, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6604/5-1. The well has been drilled about 115 km southwest of Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

Spirit Energy discovers oil northwest of Gjøa field in the North Sea

Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 682, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 35/9-13 and 35/9-14 and appraisal well 35/9-14 A on the Måløy slope in the North Sea.

Lundin Norway successfully completes Luno II appraisal well

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the Luno II appraisal well 16/4-11 in PL359 on the Utsira High, in the Norwegian North Sea.

SDX Energy completes, tests Sebou permit well

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that the SAH-2 well, on the Sebou permit (SDX 75% working interest) in Morocco has been completed and tested at a restricted rate on a 40/64-in. choke. The well achieved an average flowrate of conventional natural gas of 12.9 MMscfd, with a maximum flowrate during this test of 13.5 MMscfd.

Lumina unveils new geophysical-modeling tool

Leonardo, the new geophysical-modeling tool from Lumina, is now available. The tool allows users to imagine, model and test 2D earth models more quickly and more easily than ever before, using a paint-oriented approach. Paint your earth model and push a few buttons for instant 2D synthetic seismic sections, a wide variety of attributes and AVO responses.

EMGC '18: Eni Chief sees rapid development of Eastern Med gas with Zohr

Opening Day 1 of Gulf Publishing Company's fifth annual Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) on March 21 was Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism for the Republic of Cyprus.