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SDX Energy reports significant oil discovery in Egypt's West Gharib Concession

SDX Energy plc, the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that an oil discovery has been made at its Rabul-7 development well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.

Shearwater GeoServices awarded 4D surveys at Total’s Tyra, Roar fields in Denmark

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS has announced the award of a 4D seismic survey by Total E&P Denmark A/S to be conducted this summer.

LLOG reports start of production at Buckskin Project, in deepwater GOM

LLOG Exploration Company, LLC has announced that it has initiated production from the Buckskin Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

TGS, PGS partner with Bain Geophysical to create crustal study offshore East Canada

Building on their decade-long partnership for Eastern Canada seismic/gravity surveys, TGS and PGS have announced a partnership with Bain Geophysical Services to create a new regional study of the crust offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lonestar announces positive production results at Horned Frog

Lonestar Resources US Inc. announced additional well results in its Horned Frog area located in La Salle County, Texas.

Gazprom Neft confirms commercial outlook for Chona project

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-GEO has drilled a second horizontal well at Ignyalinskoye field in the Irkutsk Oblast. Commercial inflow is more than double the flowrate at the first well, constructed last year.

Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition

Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University have offered a new approach to oil composition analysis.

Emerald Bay Energy provides update on operations at Texas' Isabella #2 well

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has reported on operations at the Isabella #2 well in Gonzales County, Texas. Hydraulic fracturing of the Navarro formation has been completed, and the well has been swabbed for a total of 28 days to recover the frac fluids and measure in-flow rates.

TGS, PGS announce Jeanne d’Arc HD3D project offshore Newfoundland

TGS and PGS announce the Jeanne d’Arc High Density 3D (HD3D) multi-client project offshore Newfoundland, East Canada.

Emerson releases new formation evaluation software

Emerson has announced the release of Geolog 19, the latest version of its formation evaluation software suite.

CGG awarded contract for world’s largest OBN seismic project

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a landmark processing contract by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Petrobrás makes biggest gas discovery in the Sergipe basin since 2006

Petrobras has made its biggest discovery in the Sergipe since the pre-salt in 2006. Of six fields, it expects to extract 20 MMcmd of natural gas, equivalent to a third of the total Brazilian production.

Equinor discovers oil and gas from exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture

Equinor, alongside partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum, has made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production license 159B, in the Norwegian Sea.

Equinor completes drilling of wildcat southeast of Korpfjell discovery

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 859, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7335/3-1.

Texas South Energy provides update on Wilinda project

Texas South Energy, Inc., has announced that it has temporarily discontinued flowback operations on the TXSO Richter 1H well in Wilson County.

CGG cuts time of OBN imaging at Mad Dog field

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

ION expands 2D multi-client program offshore Newfoundland

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced an expansion to the Company's 2D multi-client program offshore Newfoundland, Canada.

CGG awarded processing contract for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup PRM project

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor for the processing of seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system in the North Sea.

New products and services

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Schlumberger has released the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling (LAWD) service, providing the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting formation features ahead of the drill bit.

Gazprom Neft, Repsol and Shell to develop major exploration cluster on Gydan Peninsula

Gazprom Neft, Repsol and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding at this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, establishing a JV to develop the Leskinsky and Pukhutsyayakhsky license blocks on the Gydan Peninsula.