Geology & Geophysics: Latin America

Schlumberger acquires interest in Spectrum's Pelotas seismic survey

Spectrum has entered into a cooperation agreement with Schlumberger to acquire 50% ownership in Spectrum's Pelotas multi-client program offshore Brazil.

Petrobras completes ultra-deepwater Farfan extension well test

Formation testing at Petrobras’ well 3-BRSA-1286-SES in the BM-SEAL-11 concession of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin has confirmed two light oil and gas formations.

Logs indicate oil and gas in Echidna well offshore Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has discovered oil in the Echidna structure in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Noble lines up Rhea well following Falklands farm-in

Noble Energy and Edison International have farmed into Argos Resources’ license PL001 in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Barbados invites bids for offshore blocks

Barbados' government will open large parts of the country's offshore area for bidding during 2015, with favorable terms for international oil companies. All these unlicensed blocks can be considered as a rank wildcat exploration area, and early movers will be able to pick up the best prospects. Mapping of the region's Cretaceous La Luna age-equivalent source rock - not previously feasible using the old seismic - is now possible, and the new data has led to identification of more than 20 large oil prospects.

First Falklands well proves oil in Zebedee

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has discovered oil and gas in the Zebedee structure in the offshore North Falkland basin.

BG outlines Caribbean well, seismic plans

BG Group has issued an update on its exploration programs offshore central and South America.

Kangaroo West-1 a duster for Karoon offshore Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia says its Kangaroo West-1 exploration well is dry, after having reached planned total depth of 3,170 m (10,400 ft) below rotary table.

CGG to shoot record Colombian Caribbean 3D seismic survey

Anadarko Petroleum has contracted CGG to conduct Colombia’s largest marine seismic survey to date.

Moita Bonita well establishes Brazil deepwater record

Petrobras says it set a new water depth record for exploratory drilling offshore Brazil.

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