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Mexico announces biggest onshore oil discovery in 15 years

Petroleos Mexicanos announced its biggest onshore discovery in 15 years, just three months after Mexico reported the first major find by private companies, bolstering the nation’s efforts to revive its oil industry.

FairfieldNodal adds to Delaware basin database

FairfieldNodal’s Red Tank acquisition project in the Delaware basin continues to progress on schedule. There are 380 sq mi of fast-track data now available, completing this portion of the project. Final PSTM data will be available mid-December 2017, and a PSDM product is expected in early first-quarter 2018.

Engie E&P increases resource estimate on Cara discovery

Engie E&P, the operator of the Cara-license (PL 636) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is increasing the resource estimate. Engie E&P now estimates that the Cara discovery contains 56 to 94 MMboe.

Baker Hughes launches advanced fluid analysis and sampling-while-drilling service

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has announced the introduction of its FASTrak Prism fluid analysis and sampling-while-drilling service.

CGG secures contract for multi-client survey of onshore, offshore licenses in Côte d’Ivoire

CGG has been awarded a contract by Côte d’Ivoire’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and PETROCI, the national oil company, to acquire with its local partner, Harvex Geosolutions, a multi-client program of gravity, gravity gradiometry and magnetic data over the Republic’s onshore and shallow offshore basins.

Fugro applies seeps expertise to Canada's growing offshore industry

Fugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round.

Rose Petroleum completes 3D seismic shoot in Utah's Paradox basin

Rose Petroleum, the AIM quoted natural resources business, has announced the completion of the acquisition of data from its 3D seismic shoot in the Paradox basin in Utah.

Zamil Offshore Services, UTEC partner for offshore survey in Saudi Arabia

Zamil Offshore Services and UTEC announce strategic partnership for offshore survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

PetroNeft confirms positive results from Sibkrayevskoye well

PetroNeft, an E&P company operating in the Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, and 50% owner and operator of Licences 61 and 67, has provided an update on the S-375s delineation well at Sibkrayevskoye oil field.

Rise in Texas earthquakes near oil fields prompts new monitoring

Texas, home to two of the nation’s busiest oilfields, now has a new way for the public to track in real time how many earthquakes are rattling the Lone Star State since the expanded use of new drilling techniques.

Petro Matad provides updates regarding seismic program in Mongolia

Further to its announcement of Oct. 4, 2017, Petro Matad has provided the timelines and details regarding the planned seismic work program following the signing of the BGP contract, as detailed further below. The 220-km2 3D survey will be the first ever 3D seismic acquired in western Mongolia.

Energean reports first CPR results for two blocks, offshore Montenegro

Energean Oil & Gas has announced the first Competent Persons Report (CPR) for its assets offshore Montenegro, compiled by Netherland Sewell & Associates (NSAI), detailing the recoverable gas and liquids resource estimates in respect to Energean’s 100% interest in blocks 4218-30 and 4219-26.

Apache Corp. provides update on Alpine High

Apache Corp. has announced steady progress at Alpine High since revealing the discovery last year.

FairfieldNodal sets sail for deeper waters to acquire data for Libra consortium

FairfieldNodal’s project to acquire and process high-resolution 3D marine seismic for the Libra consortium has left port for deeper waters to begin work.

FairfieldNodal awarded data acquisition project offshore Trinidad

FairfieldNodal will begin a large Z700 acquisition project offshore Trinidad in late October 2017.

Gazprom Neft partnership developing Russia's first integrated IT platform for seismic data

Specialists from the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre, in partnership with Yandex Terra (LLC Seysmotek), Pangea PJSC and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) are developing Russia’s first integrated platform for the processing and interpretation of seismic data, supporting the entire seismic-survey cycle, from objective setting to project completion.

Combining several proven drilling technologies makes a compelling value proposition for CTD

Clare Miszewska-Hall, AnTech Ltd.

Well interventions in declining fields are viewed as challenging, yet increasingly necessary. Despite the difficulties, advanced drilling technologies and techniques can deliver increased yields and reduced costs over traditional intervention methods in legacy assets.

Statoil reports oil discovery in Verbier sidetrack on UK continental shelf

Statoil and partners have made an oil discovery in the Verbier sidetrack well in the outer Moray Firth on the UK Continental Shelf, proving a minimum of 25 million recoverable barrels of oil in the immediate vicinity of the wellbore.

Paradigm launches new cloud-based production management solution

Paradigm today unveiled Paradigm k, its new Production Management solution, in the company’s booth #3163, at the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. Paradigm k is a cloud-based, collaborative workflow for production and reservoir engineers to support field operations in maintenance and management of the well system.

Lundin Petroleum spuds exploration well on Hufsa prospect in the southern Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), has commenced drilling of exploration well 7219/12-2 on the Hufsa prospect in PL533, in the southern Barents Sea.