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Faroe gains license options offshore southern Ireland

Ireland’s government has awarded three new licensing options in the southern margin of the North Celtic Sea basin off the country’s southern coast.

Processing starts of frontier Barents Sea seismic survey

Statoil and partners have completed a seismic acquisition survey in the southeastern Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Ruling clears Dolphin to work in Russian Kara Sea

Dolphin has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restrictive measures against Russia.

Providence lines up more wells offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has issued an update on its drilling/licensing activities offshore Ireland.

EMGS clinches Barents Sea data sale

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has signed a data licensing agreement valued at $3.5 million.

RSI applies rock physics in Barents Sea

Under contract and in close collaboration with OMV Norge AS, RSI has been developing tailored workflows for lithology and fluid prediction.

Polarcus finishes frontier 3D seismic campaign offshore Ireland

Polarcus has completed a 3D seismic survey for Providence Resources over the Drombeg oil exploration prospect offshore southwest Ireland.

Faroe sells interest in Glenlivet to Total

Faroe Petroleum plc has sold to Total E&P UK Ltd a 10% interest in the undeveloped west of Shetland Glenlivet gas field.

Processing under way of latest Rockall basin 2D seismic survey

GeoPartners, Seabird Exploration Multi-Client, and DownUnder GeoSolutions are working on a multi-client 2D (MC2D) seismic project in the frontier Rockall basin offshore northwest Scotland.

Strong flow rate from west of Shetland basement well

Hurricane Energy has updated its analysis of a 1-km (0.6-mi) horizontal appraisal well drilled earlier this year at the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

License issue stalls offshore Dorset well plans

InfraStrata and its partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have modified their drilling plans for the P1918 license offshore Dorset, southern England.

Hansa 3D seismic survey targets Dutch North Sea gas

MV WG Amundsen of WesternGeco has completed a 3D seismic survey for Hansa Hydrocarbons that covered three Dutch North Sea blocks.

EMGS to acquire 3D EM data offshore Norway for Statoil

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a supplement agreement from Statoil Petroleum AS worth $1 million for multi-client 3D EM data acquisition in the Norwegian Sea.


Dolphin receives industry first 16-streamer seismic contract in the Kara Sea

Dolphin Group ASA received an industry first 16-streamer 3D seismic contract for a client in the Kara Sea.

ADX receives Sicily Channel concession

ADX Energy has secured an exploration permit in the Sicily Channel offshore southwest Italy.

ONS 2014: Schlumberger launches photorealistic reservoir geology service

Schlumberger has launched the Quanta Geo photorealistic reservoir geology service at the 2014 Offshore Northern Seas. 

NPD completes latest Barents Sea 2D seismic survey

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has completed its frontier seismic acquisition season. 

Partners agree on North Sea Kraken drilling locations

Operator EnQuest expects first oil from the Kraken development in the UK northern North Sea in 2016/2017, according to partner Cairn Energy.

Seismic data highlights potential play in Mizzen basin offshore Ireland

Fastnet Oil & Gas has issued updates on its exploration activities offshore Ireland and Morocco.

Shell takes charge of oil-prospective UK blocks

Sterling Resources has transferred operatorship of two UK central North Sea licenses to Shell UK following a farm-in deal.

Frontier seismic survey reaches Newgrange offshore Ireland

Providence Resources says 2D seismic survey operations have started over the Newgrange prospect area, 260 km (161 mi) offshore southwest Ireland.

Offshore Ireland seismic survey to assess Spanish Point

Dolphin Geophysical’s M/V Sanco Sword has started a 3D seismic survey over frontier exploration license (FEL) 1/14 (Spanish Point South) 140 km (87 mi) offshore western Ireland.

Subsea 7 completes field tests of new AIV

Subsea 7 has completed the first tests of its autonomous inspection vehicle.

Frontier 2D seismic survey heads to Newgrange area offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has updated its activities in frontier exploration license (FEL) 6/14 in the Goban Spur basin, 260 km (161 mi) offshore southwest Ireland.

EMGS to expand databank offshore Faroes

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has secured a $4.3-million contract to provide multi-client data offshore the Faroe Islands.