Geology & Geophysics ///

Shearwater returns to Turkey for new acquisition and processing contract

The survey covers an area of 6,200 km2 and includes fast-track processing, followed by full time and depth processing. The 4-month project starts in Q3 2019 and will be conducted by the Polar Empress immediately after its completion of a full North Sea summer season.

Shearwater awarded two Barents Sea 3D acquisition contracts

Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway, and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Schlumberger and TGS announce new 3D multiclient reimaging project in Egyptian Red Sea

The project will comprise reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 km2 that were acquired between 1999 and 2008—the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Sea.

CGG awarded offshore Eastern Canada imaging project by BHP

In line with its continued investments in high-end imaging technology, supercomputing capacity and digitalization, CGG will employ its FWI and least-squares migration algorithms over the entire survey area of more than 10,000 km².

TGS enhances production data offering with Lasser acquisition

Lasser owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database. The data will be added to TGS’ current Well Performance Database and provides TGS clients access to previously unavailable historical production data.

ION to get new trial in WesternGeco lost profits litigation

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas refused WesternGeco's request to reinstate a $100 million lost profits award against ION Geophysical, and instead ordered a new trial to determine what lost profits, if any, WesternGeco is entitled to from surveys performed by ION's customers outside of the United States.

CGG upgrades 2019 financial objectives on strong seismic data sales

CGG announced that its third quarter 2019 segment revenue is expected to be above $350 million, based on strong multi-client sales in the range of $160 million (including transfer fees) and steady demand for Geoscience technology and equipment.

Perupetro, Searcher Seismic agree on offshore Peru multi-client campaign

Searcher Seismic has reached agreement with Perupetro to produce four new multi-disciplinary projects as part of its Offshore Peru multi-client campaign.

CGG begins new Brazil pre-salt 3D broadband survey

With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean, and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists.

TGS completes acquisition of Spectrum

Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS, said “The acquisition fits well with our asset-light business model and provides significant momentum to deliver on our long-term strategy. Further, the combination of TGS and Spectrum has been well received by our clients who will benefit from our comprehensive data library, quality and service.”

ION aligns with Danish Energy Agency on new 3D reimaging program offshore Denmark

ION Geophysical announced a new 3D multi-client reimaging program offshore Denmark, aligned with the Danish Energy Agency's objective to boost exploration activity by providing a modern, affordable 3D depth-imaged data set.

TGS, EnergyIQ launch new geoscience database toolset

TGS and EnergyIQ announced the EIQ TGS Data Loader, providing advanced analysis and decision-making support by enabling clients to automatically blend industry leading data with proprietary customer data in an enterprise well master data management platform.

Aker BP completes drilling of wildcat northeast of the North Sea's Alvheim field

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 442, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/2-21 (Liatårnet).

Halliburton releases first 3D logging-while-drilling technology

Halliburton launched 3D reservoir mapping, providing detailed representation of subsurface structures to improve well placement in complex reservoirs.

Equinor drills dry Norwegian well west of Johan Sverdrup

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.

Recoverable oil reserves at Russkoye field increased 8%

The AB1 recoverable oil reserves of Russkoye field have increased 8% following exploration work carried out by Tyumenneftegaz, a petroleum production company belonging to Rosneft.

Aker BP strikes oil in the NOAKA area, offshore Norway

Aker BP is about to complete the Liatårnet exploration well in license 442 in the NOAKA area. The well has proved oil with a gross resource estimate of 80-200 MMboe.

CNOOC China signs cooperation framework agreement with Sinopec Corp.

CNOOC Limited has announced that CNOOC China Limited, its subsidiary, has signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.) regarding the sea areas of Bohai, Beibu Gulf and South Yellow Sea, as well as North Jiangsu basin.

Capricorn Norge strikes out southeast of Norne field

Capricorn Norge AS, operator of PL 758, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-3.

Acteon acquires Proserv’s field technology services, survey businesses

Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international Field Technology Services and Survey business units.