North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

TGS finishes 3D seismic campaign offshore South Australia

TGS has completed the second phase of its Nerites 3D seismic survey in the Great Australian Bight offshore South Australia.

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.

UK regulator awards 41 new offshore exploration licenses

The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority has announced the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round.

WGP wraps up latest Norway reservoir monitoring campaign

WGP Group has completed spring 2015 permanent reservoir monitoring operations on the Statoil-operated Snorre and Grane fields in the North Sea.

Maud basin 3D seismic data now available

The 3D SHarp Broadband seismic data over a 23rd Round block on the flank of the Maud basin, south of the Wisting discovery, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea is now available from Dolphin Geophysical Multi-Client.

Providence identifies further potential in Irish frontier license

Providence Resources has provided an overview of its analysis of frontier exploration license 2/14 in the southern Porcupine basin offshore southwest Ireland.

Dolphin Geophysical completes 3D seismic survey offshore Greece

Dolphin Geophysical has  completed a new 3D seismic survey for Energean Oil & Gas over the Prinos oil field and its surrounding licenses in the Gulf of Kavala off northeastern Greece. 

Providence given more time for offshore Ireland source rock studies

Providence Resources has secured an 18-month extension for licensing option 13/04 in 100 m (328 ft) of water in the South Celtic Sea basin, 125 km (78 mi) offshore southern Ireland.

Hansa expands North Sea acreage position

Hansa Hydrocarbons has received operatorship of five contiguous licenses in the Dutch and German sectors of the North Sea.

EMGS licenses more Barents Sea data

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA continues to find interest in its Barents Sea data. 

Baker Hughes helping IOG develop North Sea resource base

Independent Oil and Gas PLC is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services group.

InfraStrata gets clearance for seismic survey offshore southern England

InfraStrata (AIM:INFA) has issued an update on its activities on license P1918 offshore Dorset on the southern English coast.

Review finds strong hydrocarbon indicators in Newgrange offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has issued its latest findings on the Newgrange structure in the deepwater frontier exploration license 6/14, 260 km (161 mi) offshore southwest Ireland.

Kongsberg makes GS4 package available for GeoSwath Plus

Kongsberg Maritime has released for commercial application its GeoSwath shallow-water multi-beam echo sounder. 

Polar Empress starts 3D seismic acquisition duty in Barents Sea

Dolphin’s new high-capacity 3D seismic vessel Polar Empress is in full production, towing 14 streamers on the Maud Extension multi-client survey in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Frontier Ireland seismic analysis confirms Paleocene potential

Providence Resources has issued an overview of results from the Ruadhan 3D seismic survey in the northern Porcupine basin offshore western Ireland.

EMGS secures more Barents Sea 3D sales

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has entered three new data licensing agreements with oil companies to provide 3D EM data from the contractors’ Barents Sea multi-client data library.

Northern gets approval for Adriatic seismic EIAs

Italy’s regulatory authorities have approved Northern Petroleum’s environmental impact assessment for 3D seismic acquisition in the southern Adriatic Sea.

Providence identifies second large prospect in Irish frontier license

Providence Resources has issued an update on its analysis of deepwater frontier exploration license 2/14 in the southern Porcupine basin offshore Ireland.

ION reprocessing Crosta Profonda offshore Italy 2D seismic data

ION Geophysical Corp. (NYSE: IO) has started reprocessing approximately 5,000 km (3,107 mi) of existing 2D Crosta Profonda data in a geologically complex region offshore Italy. 

Spectrum snaps up Fugro's data library

Fugro has signed an agreement to divest its multi-client data library to Spectrum ASA for $115 million in cash consideration. 

TGS extends Polarcus 3D tour of Barents Sea

Polarcus DMCC has completed acquisition of an initial 3D seismic survey for TGS in the southeastern part of the Norwegian Barents Sea.

North Sea Cladhan heading for mid-summer startup

Sterling Resources has issued a progress report on its various projects in the UK and Dutch North Sea.

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.

2D/seep project underway offshore western Ireland

Airbus Defence and Space and Spectrum Geo have started a 2D seismic and seep study program over the Porcupine basin offshore western Ireland, ahead of the forthcoming Irish Licensing Round. 

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