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TGS completes acquisition of Spectrum

Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS, said “The acquisition fits well with our asset-light business model and provides significant momentum to deliver on our long-term strategy. Further, the combination of TGS and Spectrum has been well received by our clients who will benefit from our comprehensive data library, quality and service.”

ION aligns with Danish Energy Agency on new 3D reimaging program offshore Denmark

ION Geophysical announced a new 3D multi-client reimaging program offshore Denmark, aligned with the Danish Energy Agency's objective to boost exploration activity by providing a modern, affordable 3D depth-imaged data set.

TGS, EnergyIQ launch new geoscience database toolset

TGS and EnergyIQ announced the EIQ TGS Data Loader, providing advanced analysis and decision-making support by enabling clients to automatically blend industry leading data with proprietary customer data in an enterprise well master data management platform.

Aker BP completes drilling of wildcat northeast of the North Sea's Alvheim field

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 442, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/2-21 (Liatårnet).

Halliburton releases first 3D logging-while-drilling technology

Halliburton launched 3D reservoir mapping, providing detailed representation of subsurface structures to improve well placement in complex reservoirs.

Equinor drills dry Norwegian well west of Johan Sverdrup

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.

Recoverable oil reserves at Russkoye field increased 8%

The AB1 recoverable oil reserves of Russkoye field have increased 8% following exploration work carried out by Tyumenneftegaz, a petroleum production company belonging to Rosneft.

Aker BP strikes oil in the NOAKA area, offshore Norway

Aker BP is about to complete the Liatårnet exploration well in license 442 in the NOAKA area. The well has proved oil with a gross resource estimate of 80-200 MMboe.

CNOOC China signs cooperation framework agreement with Sinopec Corp.

CNOOC Limited has announced that CNOOC China Limited, its subsidiary, has signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.) regarding the sea areas of Bohai, Beibu Gulf and South Yellow Sea, as well as North Jiangsu basin.

Capricorn Norge strikes out southeast of Norne field

Capricorn Norge AS, operator of PL 758, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-3.

Acteon acquires Proserv’s field technology services, survey businesses

Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international Field Technology Services and Survey business units.

Equinor finds more oil in the Oseberg area

Equinor has, on behalf of the Oseberg partners, made a profitable oil discovery related to Oseberg Vestflanken.

Eni awarded new E&P license in the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana

Eni (70%) and its partner Vitol (30%) have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana.

Africa Oil Week to focus on role of oil, gas in South Africa’s future energy mix

With Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) in Cape Town in its 26th year, this year’s event – from Nov. 4-8 – will feature, for the first time, a day-long “South African Showcase.”

Aker BP discovers oil at Frosk, west of Stavanger

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 340, has finalized the results after drilling wildcat well 24/9-15 S (Froskelår Nordøst) and appraisal well 24/9-15 A.

New discovery expands natural gas resource potential offshore Mauritania, Senegal

Kosmos Energy has announced that the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well (GTA-1), drilled on the eastern anticline within the unit development area of Greater Tortue, has encountered approximately 30 m of net gas pay in high-quality Albian reservoir.

GulfSlope Energy launches shallow prospect program in the Gulf of Mexico

GulfSlope has announced the execution of a letter of intent with a privately held oil and gas company to form a joint venture to generate and drill shallow depth prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Aker BP misses the mark north of Gina Krog

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 777, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-16 S. The well was drilled about 10 km north of Gina Krog field and 220 km west of Stavanger in the central part of the North Sea.

Premier Oil reports significant resource upgrade at Zama

Premier has announced that it has significantly increased its resource estimate of Zama field offshore Mexico, following its evaluation of the data acquired from the highly successful Talos Energy-operated Block 7 Zama appraisal campaign.

Emerald Bay Energy reports initial oil production from South Texas' Kuhn 3

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has reported on the initial oil production from the Kuhn 3 well. During the first 24 hr, Kuhn 3 produced approximately 120 bbl of oil.