Geology & Geophysics ///

Elsevier integrates GIS software, databases to reduce geoscientists’ research time

Geofacets for ArcGIS provides users with one primary information solution that combines the mapping and analysis capabilities of ArcGIS, with the information and data discovery solutions of Geofacets.

Fugro performs first deepwater AUV and geotechnical site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum

The survey results will be critical for planning a safe drilling program, and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.

TGS introduces new U.S. deepwater Declaration Refocus imaging program

The new imaging project will process data from the prolific Mississippi Canyon, Viosca Knoll and De Soto Canyon areas using the latest imaging technologies to provide a significant uplift in data quality.

CGG to undertake UK North Sea’s largest OBN multi-client survey

Planned to start in early 2020, the survey has already received significant industry interest and is being prefunded in part by BP. First results are targeted for Q1 2021.

Senegal to offer 10 offshore blocks in 2020 license round

Senegal’s MSGBC basin is home to several recent high-profile oil and gas discoveries, set in a variety of play types, both on and off the carbonate shelf.

ION lands ARGAS ocean-bottom nodal data processing and imaging contract

Full waveform inversion will be a key component in the workflow to achieve a high-resolution velocity model for depth imaging and seismic inversion for reservoir characterization.

ADNOC and Total team up on drone-based seismic acquisition pilot program

The pilot project, performed with Total’s Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS), uses autonomous drones and a ground vehicle to drop off and retrieve seismic sensors without human intervention.

CGG expands Middle East presence with regional geoscience center in Abu Dhabi

CGG has established a Regional Geoscience Center in Abu Dhabi to deliver geophysical, geological and reservoir technology and support to clients across the Middle East.

Halliburton releases new imaging technology to identify fracture networks

Halliburton released its PixStar High-Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging Service, a new logging-while-drilling technology that provides real-time images of the borehole to help operators identify fractures, improve wellbore stability and optimize completion design.

TGS and WhiteStar partner to offer combined data sources

Robert White, CEO of WhiteStar Corporation, said, “Customers will greatly benefit from a best-in-breed integration of our highly curated land data and the well-respected TGS field, pool, and validated well header data.”

Shearwater wins Total 2D acquisition project offshore South Africa

Shearwater GeoServices has been given a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project by Total E&P South Africa B.V.

TGS launches 3D multi-client project offshore Argentina

The Malvinas 3D survey will cover approximately 7,300 km² of the highly prospective Malvinas Basin, which saw spirited interest during Argentina Round 1 earlier this year.

TGS acquires full ownership of Oklahoma’s Kingfisher 3D

The survey extends TGS’ leading onshore seismic data coverage in the core of the SCOOP and STACK in the Anadarko Basin.

Optimizing E&P using strategic criteria and new geophysical technologies

Eduardo Trinchero, Luis Vernengo, Pan American Energy LLC

Efficiently identifying potential hydrocarbon bearing formations is becoming more challenging. The use of updated technologies is essential to recognize new reserves and reduce development costs. Incorporating innovative analysis methods is increasing the probability of success.

TGS supports sustainability efforts in Brazil with film festivals

The event, organized in conjunction with the Latin American Environmental Film Festivals, and which focuses on the causes related to sustainability, drew an audience of nearly seven thousand people.

Fugro completes deepwater AUV surveys for Shell in US Gulf of Mexico

The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental, engineering, geological and archaeological hazards ahead of planned drilling activities.

Jersey Oil and Gas details Buchan’s "significant" resources

Jersey Oil and Gas PLC has revealed the findings of a new independent evaluation of its recently acquired Greater Buchan Area project in the North Sea.

Santos reports flow test results from Dorado-3, offshore Western Australia

Santos has announced that the initial flow test of the Caley reservoir from the Dorado-3 appraisal well has confirmed the main oil pool in the field is capable of producing flowrates at the higher end of pre-drill expectations.

CGG delivers 4D BP Angola survey ahead of schedule

Radwa El Zidan, geophysicist from the BP-Angola asset team, said “We were very impressed by the CGG team’s commitment to achieving an early delivery of the data on what was already a challenging schedule. The early delivery of results will accelerate our active reservoir management program for this field.”

Polarcus secures XArray multi-client seismic project in Australia

The program will utilize Polarcus’ Xarray multi-source acquisition system, a hybrid combination of towed streamers and ocean-bottom nodes.