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Geoprovider rolls out Western Barents Sea multi-client 3D data

The reprocessed broadband data covers 900 km² of the Veslemøy High and reveals a working petroleum system and interesting prospects related to the 340 km² megaclosure.

CGG officially exits the seismic acquisition business

CGG has completed the wind-down and exit from its land seismic data acquisition business after completing its last land seismic acquisition contract in Tunisia.

Total signs five-year processing center contract with CGG

CGG's Geoscience division has been awarded a contract renewal by Total, for the continued operation of its Dedicated Processing Center in Pau, France.

CGG, Fairfield team up on new Permian multi-client seismic program

The new wide-azimuth datasets will provide a better understanding of the structural complexity of the transition between the Central Basin Platform and surrounding basins to enhance industry drilling efforts.

UAE finds world’s biggest gas field since 2005

Dubai and Abu Dhabi made what could be the world’s largest natural gas discovery since 2005 as the two biggest sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates aim to push the country to energy self sufficiency.

Senegal launches its first offshore license round

The first-ever licensing round comprises 12 blocks in the MSGBC basin, offshore Senegal. Companies will be able to submit bids over the coming six months, with final applications delivered to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy at the latest by Friday, July 31st, 2020.

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji, Contributing Editor

The Partitioned Neutral Zone: Geology, economics and politics

TerraSond lands 7th NOAA hydrographic survey contract

The new contract was effective January 1, 2020, with a maximum value of $250 million over 5 years, subject to appropriation by Congress.

Senegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round

PETROSEN has partnered with TGS, GeoPartners and PGS to provide over 14,000 km of 2D data, over 10,000 km² of 3D data and over 50,000 km² of Multibeam data with associated shallow cores and geochemistry, to interested parties.

CGG exits marine seismic acquisition business, kicks off marine streamer JV

CGG announced that it has completed its exit from the marine seismic acquisition business, following the earlier wind-down of its land seismic acquisition activities.

TGS adds U.S. unconventional log databases from Petrophysical Solutions

TGS announced the purchase of all U.S. onshore petrophysical log database and associated intellectual property from Petrophysical Solutions, Inc.

Halliburton presents major software grant to King Abdulaziz University

Halliburton Landmark presented a multimillion dollar educational software grant to King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia to train and prepare the next generation of Saudi oil and gas engineers and geoscientists.

CGG quits seabed data acquisition JV, transfers holdings to partner

CGG announced it has terminated the Seabed Geosolutions’ joint venture agreement effective December 31, 2019.

TGS completes new multibeam and coring program in Brazil’s Campos and Santos basins

TGS announced the completion of a new multibeam and coring program covering over 213,0000 square kilometers in the Campos and Santos basins of offshore Brazil.

CGG completes JumpStart multi-client geoscience data project in Australasia

CGG has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.