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Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

Multiclient seismic data offshore Mozambique now available

Schlumberger reports the availability of its multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique. The multiclient seismic data, offered in collaboration with Mozambique’s Institute of National Petroleum, include reprocessed 2D lines and newly acquired seismic data, and provides detailed imaging of the subsurface.

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

Eco Atlantic acquires 2D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has acquired two previously shot 2D seismic surveys totaling 2,922 line km (1,816 line mi) on its Sharon block 2213 A&B in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia, of which Eco Atlantic is operator.

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

Ambilobe partners line up 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has updated exploration plans in its two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) offshore Madagascar.

Eco Atlantic begins 3D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has begun its planned 1,097-sq-km (424-sq-mi) 3D seismic survey on the Cooper block located in the Walvis basin, offshore Namibia.

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 sq mi) of BroadSeis 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon and 9,900 km (6,152 mi) of 2D data over the country’s ultra-deepwater area.

Global deepwater developments: real supply additions or just fighting decline?

Deepwater developments have long been touted as one of the most important sources of new oil and gas production. However, production levels have been relatively flat over the last four years, and the historic high is still the 7.2 MMboe/d set back in 2010. So what is going on? Where are these deepwater projects being developed? Is the activity going forward enough to produce results beyond that of just battling decline, or is it time to revise the former positive outlook for the deepwater giants?

CGG nets quartet of 3D marine seismic contracts

CGG has agreed to 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeis with BroadSource, marine broadband technology.

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