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Unconventional resource teams are “all hands on deck” at URTeC 2018

The adoption of new technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and its impact on America’s growing shale sector, was a primary topic of discussion during Monday’s plenary session at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston, Texas.

Carnarvon Petroleum JV evaluates Australia's Dorado-1 discovery

Carnarvon Petroleum Limited confirms that the Quadrant-Carnarvon Joint Venture has completed additional wireline evaluation since the last update, on July 18. The results have confirmed the oil discovery in the Caley Member and have confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in the top of the Baxter Member that was drilled into to enable the evaluation of the Caley Member.

TGS announces expansion of onshore seismic project in Canada

TGS announces expansion of its 2018 onshore seismic survey Dawson Phase II in Canada.

Fairfield Geotechnologies finalizes Ikon Science JV

Fairfield Geotechnologies and Ikon Science have formally signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to offer complete geoprediction services to the oil and gas industry in North America.

Equinor, Microsoft partner for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in Norway

Equinor and Microsoft have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. As part of the agreement, Equinor will provide industry knowledge and business needs to support Microsoft in developing new solutions for the industry. Microsoft will provide expertise to accelerate Equinor’s IT development and establish new data center regions in Stavanger and in Oslo.

Rice University engineers advance NMR models for oil and gas

New work by Rice University chemical engineers may make it easier to characterize unconventional oil or gas shale formations.

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.

Energy Web Atlas, ESRI partner to enhance energy data offering

Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, announced today that the Energy Web Atlas has become an official partner of ESRI, the leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analytics.

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.

Gazprom Neft, Skolkovo to establish digital lab for modeling of multi-phase systems

The Science and Technology Center of Gazprom Neft and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology signed a collaboration agreement at the Skolkovo Startup Village — the largest startup-conference in Russia and CIS for technology entrepreneurs. The parties have agreed on the further development of joint research and innovation/entrepreneurship activity.

Study shows use of digital twins in well construction, drilling operations

eDrilling, a leading provider of drilling and well performance solutions, has announced the results of a study researching the value of using digital twins in well construction and drilling operations.

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.

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.

TCarta delivers satellite derived bathymetry data for Total's seismic work offshore Myanmar

TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered satellite derived bathymetry (SDB) to Total. Total will use the water-depth data for preparing seismic survey works off the coast of Myanmar.

Fugro reports successful licensing of seep, geochemical data before Canada's bid round

Fugro and partner, amplified geochemical imaging (AGI), have reported recent success selling licences for data from a frontier region offshore Canada.

ION commences new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced acquisition began on a new 2D multi-client program offshore Ghana in partnership with Geoex and Ghana Geophysical. ION and its partners will acquire up to 7,200 km of data in advance of the license round anticipated in late 2018 to help refine understanding of the hydrocarbon potential of the area.

'Cyber blindspot' threatens energy companies spending too little

What’s the cost of securing the nation’s energy from a cyber attack?

Fugro provides seep hunting expertise offshore Brazil

Working for multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues the hunt for hydrocarbon seeps, this time offshore Brazil.

Total partners with Google Cloud to develop artificial intelligence solutions for E&P

Total and Google Cloud have signed an agreement to jointly develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions applied to subsurface data analysis for oil and gas exploration and production.

Wood, Librestream develop wearable camera technology for oil and gas operations

Wood has developed new camera technology that can stream video and store data from remote work locations including offshore, in partnership with Canadian technology company Librestream Technologies (Librestream).