Geology & Geophysics: North Sea & Europe

Integration of Fugro GeoServices now complete

The formation of Fugro GeoServices Ltd. in the UK is complete with the integration of Fugro Seacore, Fugro Engineering Services, EM Drilling, Fugro Loadtest, Fugro Instrumentation & Monitoring, and Fugro Aperio.

Kosmos to exit offshore Ireland frontier license

Kosmos Energy has notified Antrim Exploration Ireland that it intends to withdraw from frontier exploration license 1/13 in the Porcupine basin offshore western Ireland.

Searcher Seismic completes Barents Sea 3D survey

Searcher Seismic has completed acquisition of the Silver-Eye 3D seismic survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Shell gets deepwater Bulgaria exploration permit

Bulgaria has selected Royal Dutch Shell to conduct deepwater Black Sea exploration.

EMGS makes further operational cost reductions

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has made additional cost reductions in its operations including dropping one vessel. 

Record response to western Ireland licensing round

Ireland’s 2015 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round, which closed last week, drew a record 43 applications.

Schlumberger teams with Providence offshore western Ireland

Providence Resources has signed an incentivized exploration collaboration agreement with Schlumberger for the southern Porcupine and Goban Spur basins offshore western Ireland.

VNG well proves more oil in Pil area offshore Norway

The semisub Transocean Arctic has discovered oil while drilling two wells on the VNG Norge-operated Boomerang prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

GDF Suez teams with Hansa in emerging Dutch offshore play

Hansa Hydrocarbons has completed a farm-out with GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland (part of the ENGIE Group) of its 4Quads licenses in the Dutch North Sea.

ABB wins $90-million order to supply world’s longest extruded ‘power from shore’ cable

ABB has won an order worth around $90 million from Statoil, for a high-voltage cable system to supply power from shore to the Johan Sverdrup offshore oil field.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

As the offshore industry looks to develop remote and stranded natural gas fields, the use of floating liquefied natural (FLNG) vessels has become a...
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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...
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