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Golden Software enhances 3D data visualization in Surfer 16

Golden Software, a developer of affordable scientific graphics software, has enhanced the visualization capabilities in version 16 of its Surfer gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping package.

Empyrean Energy assesses China’s Pearl River Mouth basin prospects

Empyrean Energy is pleased to announce that Gaffney, Cline & Associates has completed its independent audit of the company’s oil-initially-in-place estimates over the Jade, Topaz and Pearl.

Wood secures $53 million of contracts supporting ADNOC Onshore

Wood has been awarded three new, call-off contracts totaling $53 million by ADNOC Onshore, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Global oil and gas leaders discuss evolving energy landscape

Twenty-six of the world’s leading oil and gas sector leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, for a high-level industry forum focused on the evolving dynamics of the energy landscape, and the opportunities for hydrocarbon-produced energy to support global growth, today, and in the future.

PetroNeft reports drilling results at Cheremshanskoye field, Russia

PetroNeft has announced that cased-hole testing of the J1-1 and J1-3 intervals of the Cheremshanskoye No.4 (C-4) well in Licence 67 has confirmed the excellent results from the open-hole testing reported on Aug. 28.

Croatia launches second onshore license round

Croatia has launched the country’s second onshore license round offering seven onshore blocks all located in Croatia’s prolific Pannonian basin. This is the second of three planned onshore license rounds.

OMNIS partnership announces opening of Madagascar License Round

In the framework of the development of Madagascar's oil and gas potential, the Malagasy State through OMNIS continues to promote projects that attract new private investment in the short, medium and long term. OMNIS, together with TGS and BGP, has worked to create an attractive environment for offshore exploration.

Teledyne CARIS releases enhanced tools for lidar surveys

Teledyne CARIS has announced the release of Bathy DataBASE 5.2, which introduces enhanced tools for validating and creating chart features from lidar surveys, as well as new bathymetry compilation techniques.

Fugro, L3 ASV partner to develop next-generation autonomy

Fugro has signed a joint development agreement with L3 ASV, a leader in the field of unmanned and autonomous vessel technology, to create the next generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market.

Magseis acquires Fairfield Geotechnologies' seismic technologies business

Fairfield Geotechnologies today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Magseis ASA (Magseis), whereby Magseis will acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield comprising data acquisition, nodal and system sale & rental activities, including all shares in Fairfield's wholly owned UK subsidiary WGP Group. The name of the new business will be Magseis Fairfield.

Equinor reports Skruis discovery in the Johan Castberg license

Equinor and partners ENI and Petoro have completed the Skruis exploration well in the Johan Castberg license.

Wellesley reports successful appraisal of Grosbeak discovery

Wellesley Petroleum AS, the exploration company focused on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) announces the successful appraisal of the Grosbeak Discovery in the Northern North Sea by wells 35/11-21S and 35/11-21A.

President Energy provides update on drilling at Puesto Flores field, Argentina

President Energy, the upstream oil and gas company with a diverse portfolio of production and exploration assets focused primarily in Argentina, has provided an update on its current drilling program at the Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja Concession in Rio Negro Province, Argentina.

Modern facies analysis brings greater accuracy to reservoir models

Deriving facies models from the outcomes of seismic inversions, and their derivatives, has become standard practice in reservoir characterization workflows.

Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. increases land position and provides operational update

Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. has successfully bid on certain targeted parcels at the recent Crown land sale, earlier this month.

Oil majors offload Gulf of Mexico fields to hunt bigger finds

Big Oil is giving up looking for singles and doubles in the Gulf of Mexico: Now it’s home runs or bust.

TGS, Schlumberger announce new multi-client nodal seismic project

TGS and Schlumberger today announced a new multi-client nodal seismic project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Ikon Science to release latest in reservoir monitoring

Ikon Science announce that RokDoc 6.6 is to be released during the SEG 2018, including the launch of a new RokDoc 4D Reservoir Monitoring product. This release demonstrates Ikon’s continuing focus on enabling E&P companies to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and maximize ROI.

Dow Microbial Control introduces new winterized water treatment microbiocides

Providing the market with a cold-weather solution, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new products within its AQUCAR Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio.

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