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Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

BOEM issues ROD for environmental review of G&G survey activities off Atlantic Coast

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a record of decision establishing the highest practicable level of mitigation measures and safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for appropriate geological and geophysical survey activities off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts.

Sterling considers drilling options offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has secured an extension to September 2015 for Phase 2 of the Ambilobe production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore Madagascar.

Exploring Greece with a new subsurface perspective

Images and data examples illustrate how the newly acquired Geo-Streamer data offshore Greece offers new insights, exhibiting promising indications of hydrocarbon plays. The improved fault imaging, the increase in structural detail of the re-sedimented carbonates, and the deeper penetration of the new seismic data allows for greater confdence in the identifcation of leads within the geographic regions and their associated geotectonic zones.

Joint venture tackles challenge of Brazilian presalt

Repsol has operated the Brazilian presalt block BM-C-33, located in the Campos basin, since 1997. There, the company has made the discoveries of Pao de Acucar, Seat, and Gavea, which are estimated to hold more than 700 MMbbl of light oil and 3 tcf of gas, representing the biggest discovery ever made by a private company in Brazil. The authors review the main aspects of the operations carried out in block BM-C-33 through the joint venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil.

Will new rules dim Brazil's presalt promise?

Seven years ago, Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, and several foreign partners, including Exxon and Britain's BG Group, discovered a huge bounty of oil in a new oil province known as the presalt, approximately 300 km (186 mi) offshore from Santos in southeast Brazil.

Mediterranean surveys under way

Dolphin's 3D seismic vessel, Polar Marquis, has formally been taken on charter from GC Rieber Shipping for a firm period of 3.5 years with two plus two years options.


This month, Infield Systems examines offshore capex in the Mediterranean Sea area.

Report identifies more gas in Leviathan offshore Israel

A report from consultants Netherland, Sewell & Associates has upped estimates of gas in place at the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel.


Karoon secures rig for Santos basin campaign

Karoon Gas Australia has contracted QGOG Constellation’s semisubmersible drilling rig Olinda Star for up to four wells offshore Brazil.

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