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TGS announces new multi-beam, seep study project in the MSGBC basin

TGS has announced its first regional offshore MSGBC SeaSeep Project in the Northwest Africa Atlantic Margin.

Ecuador holds open licensing round for eight onshore blocks

Carlos Pérez Garcia, Minister of Energy and Non-renewable Resources in Ecuador has announced an open licensing round for eight blocks onshore Ecuador, in Sucumbíos Province. These comprise: Araza Este, Changue, Iguana, Perico, Espejo, Pañayacu Norte, Charapa and Sahino.

Empryean Energy engages third-party independent audit of Block 29/11, China

Empyrean Energy, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States, has announced that it has engaged Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) to complete a third-party independent audit of oil initially in place estimates over the Jade, Topaz and Pearl prospects, in Block 29/11, in the Pearl River Mouth basin, China.

CGG develops Center for Advanced Imaging for Petronas

CGG and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (Petronas Carigali), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), have agreed on a collaboration to provide access to CGG’s latest technology and expertise in high-end seismic and multi-physics imaging, and reservoir characterization.

Ikon Science donates geoscience software to Mexico's ITPE

Ikon Science, the leader in geoprediction technology, has donated 12 of its RokDoc geoscience software licenses to the ITPE - Instituto Tecnológico del Petróleo y Energía in Merida, Mexico.

Reabold announces commercial discovery in California's West Brentwood area

Reabold, the oil and gas investing company, has announced that Integrity Management Solutions, contract operator of the company's California investments, has informed the company of a commercial hydrocarbon discovery at the Venturini-Ginochio #3 (VG-3) well within the West Brentwood license area.

Amerisur Resources spuds Pintadillo-1 well, in Colombia

Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has announced that the spudding of Pintadillo-1, in the central part of the Platanillo Block, using Rig D-10, occurred on Aug. 30, 2018.

New Age spuds appraisal well on Cameroon's Etinde Block

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the spud of the IE-4 appraisal well on the Etinde Block, Cameroon, by the block’s operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.

Are you hunting in the right place for new barrels?

The hunt for new barrels of oil is often focused on exploration activity. But what if additional hydrocarbons could be found right where there is already existing infrastructure?

Fugro acquires data in frontier region seep hunting program, offshore eastern Canada

Fugro has successfully completed the geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson Basin seep hunting program in offshore eastern Canada.

Melting ice in the Arctic is opening a new energy trade route

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area.

Azinor Catalyst spuds 9/14a-16 well on the Agar Plantain prospect

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, has announced that the 9/14a-16 well on the Agar Plantain prospect, was spudded on Aug. 24, 2018, using the Transocean Leader drilling rig.

Lundin reports successful appraisal well, production test on Rolvsnes

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the appraisal well 16/1-28S and production test on the Rolvsnes discovery in the PL338C, on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea.

Fairfield Geotechnologies embarks on Quail Ridge East survey

Fairfield Geotechnologies announces its newest multi-client project in Lea County, New Mexico. Quail Ridge East is one of three ongoing surveys that extends Fairfield Geotechnologies’ data portfolio in the northern Delaware basin.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well test success

Siccar Point Energy has successfully concluded well testing operations on the 204/10a-5 appraisal well in Cambo field, northwest of Shetland.

Block Energy provides update on operations in the Republic of Georgia

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has provided an operations update from its Norio license, Satskhenisi license and the West Rustavi permit, which collectively have net proven oil reserves of 1.5 MMbbl plus 60 MMbbl of oil and ~600 Bcf of gas classified as 2C contingent resources.

Shearwater acquires Schlumberger marine seismic acquisition business

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS and Schlumberger have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Shearwater to acquire the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger.

After success of first Osage formation test well, Jericho continues drilling momentum

Jericho Oil Corporation announces that its Oklahoma STACK Joint Venture (JV) will commence this week with the drilling of its second Osage formation well, the Trebuchet 21-23N-10W #1H, within its northern STACK acreage position further delineating the nearly 16,000 net STACK acres.

Houston symposium to explore AI, machine learning in upstream oil and gas

Houston -- The 2018 Oil and Gas Machine Learning Symposium will host data scientists, geoscientists, engineers, asset managers and exploration managers at a world-class event on September 27, 2018, at the Royal Sonesta in Houston, Texas.