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Geology & Geophysics: Latin America

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation services to a Latin American NOC over a northern Caribbean offshore asset.

B&S looks to join offshore Falklands well campaign

Borders & Southern (B&S) has merged final processed data from its offshore the Falkland Islands 2013 3D seismic acquisition survey with reprocessed data from its 2008 3D survey.

Ocean Installer wins new Brazil contract with Saipem

Ocean Installer has won a contract for subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract, which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months, is valued at $50 million, with options to extend.

Perupetro contracts seismic reprocessing from Spectrum

Perupetro, the state oil company of Peru, has contracted Spectrum to reprocess existing 2D offshore seismic data with a view toward an upcoming bid round.

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

Falkland basin group sets sights on oil

Noble Energy has re-evaluated the potential of numerous offshore licenses in the south and east Falkland basin.

BP applies novel seismic survey offshore Trinidad

Independent simultaneous sourcing is a revolution for marine seismic data acquisition, quality, and efficiency. It is revolutionary in terms of its business impact as well. In Trinidad's multiple stacked reservoirs, gas-saturated sand tends to slow sound transition, and the seismic waves tend to distort to the point that the shallow pay masks the deeper pay. The Columbus basin seismic survey was designed to discover new prospects in existing and future major gas fields. The 1,000-sq km (386-sq mi) high-density, 3D, ocean-bottom sensor program was the first commercial use of the ISS technology with seabed acquisition.

Statoil takes first steps toward exploration offshore Nicaragua

Statoil has signed a cooperation agreement with Nicaragua’s state-owned company Petronic.

EMGS agrees with Petrobras to use EM Leader

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract worth $5.5 million from Petrobras for 3D EM data acquisition in Brazil.

Statoil acquires deepwater acreage offshore Colombia

Statoil ASA has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol for deepwater licenses offshore Colombia.

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