Geology & Geophysics: Latin America

TGS, Fugro to conduct year-long deepwater exploration study offshore Mexico

TGS has authorization from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire multibeam, coring, and geochemical analysis data over a 600,000-sq km (231,661-sq mi) area offshore Mexico.

Premier details program for offshore Mexico blocks

Premier Oil and partners Talos Energy and Sierra Oil & Gas were awarded two blocks last month under Mexico’s Round 1.

Mexico opens up offshore areas for new seismic surveys

Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) recently opened its waters to allow international seismic companies to shoot and sell acquired data, a first in the nation for more than 75 years, ahead of prospective new bidding rounds.

Fugro starts offshore Honduras geochemical study for BG

BG has contracted Fugro for a multi-beam echosounder survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore block in the Honduran sector of the Caribbean.

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. 

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