Geology & Geophysics: Latin America

3D seismic survey starts offshore Guyana

A 17,000-sq km (6,564-sq mi) 3D seismic survey is under way over the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, according to partner Hess.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

EMGS gets approval for 3D EM survey offshore Mexico

EMGS has received permits from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos authorizing the acquisition of up to approximately 88,000 sq km (33,977 sq mi) of multi-client 3D EM data in the Salina de Itsmo basin.

Falklands wells extending Sea Lion oil play

Exploration off the Falkland Islands got off to a flying start earlier this year, with two oil discoveries in the first two structures drilled by the semisub Eirik Raude in the North Falkland basin.

E&P activities heat up offshore Colombia

Colombia has seen a dramatic increase in oil production in recent years following a period of steady decline.

Newbuild Fugro Americas survey vessel completes first campaign

Fugro’s geophysical survey vessel, Fugro Americas, successfully completed data collection for a geochemical coring campaign last month in the Caribbean. 

PGS, Spectrum, Schlumberger combine for major seismic survey offshore Mexico

Petroleum Geo-Services, Spectrum, and Schlumberger have agreed to collaborate on acquisition of 80,000-100,000 km (49,710-62,137 mi) of long-offset 2D data covering what the group says will be all major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico.

Presalt E&P a priority for Petrobras through 2019

Additional information is available following yesterday’s announcement by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) of plans to reduce capex to the end of this decade.

Statoil awarded four licenses offshore Nicaragua

Statoil has secured operatorship of four frontier licenses offshore the Nicaraguan Pacific coast.

Premier finds more oil close to Sea Lion offshore the Falklands

Premier Oil says the semisub Eirik Raude has discovered oil in the Isobel Deep prospect in the North Falkland basin, 30 km (18.6 mi) south of the Sea Lion field.

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