North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

EMGS makes sale from Barents Sea survey data

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has sold $2.5 million related to the licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA).

Statoil proves oil accumulation near Ekofisk offshore Norway

Statoil has discovered a small oil accumulation with a wildcat well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Inpex selects First Geo to consult on Norwegian shelf exploration

Inpex Norge AS has selected subsurface consultancy First Geo to provide exploration teams and services for the E&P company’s exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf.

EMGS secures Barents Sea 3D data deal

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has a data licensing agreement with an unnamed oil company to supply 3D EM data for Norway’s 23rd licensing round in the Barents Sea.

Spike details offshore Norway license awards

Spike Exploration Holding has secured four licenses under the 2014 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) License Round.

Norwegian license winners outline prospects, work plans

Statoil has issued details of its new licenses under Norway’s Awards in Predefined Areas 2014 (APA 2014) Round.

UK association revises mooring, offloading guidelines

Oil & Gas UK has published two updated sets of guidelines for operators of FPSOs, FSUs, and offtake tankers on the UK continental shelf.

Searcher to begin Echidna survey offshore Ireland

Searcher Seismic, in conjunction with project partner MAGE, is set to begin its Echidna regional broadband 2D seismic survey offshore Ireland. 

TGS to expand coverage of 3D electromagnetic data over Barents Sea

TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) have agreed to further expand the companies' previous cooperation agreement in the Barents Sea. TGS will partner with EMGS to acquire electromagnetic (EM) data over approximately 10 new blocks in the Nordkapp and Tiddly areas.

EMGS clinches more Norway 3D EM data sales

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into a $10-million data licensing agreement to provide Statoil with 3D EM data from its multi-client (MC) data libraries in Norway.

Dolphin receives 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India

Dolphin has received multiple 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India.

New initiatives target increase in UK exploration drilling

Oil & Gas UK has initiated two projects designed to stimulate UK offshore exploration.

Parkmead nets six UK offshore licenses

Parkmead has issued details of its six license awards under the UK’s 28th Seaward Licensing Round.

Xcite selects AGR planning software for North Sea Bentley field

Xcite Energy has selected AGR’s well construction planning software, P1, to support development of the Bentley field, one of the largest fields in the UK continental shelf.


Britain awards 134 licenses in Seaward Round

Britain’s government has awarded 134 licenses covering 252 blocks and part-blocks under the 28th Seaward Licensing Round.

Blueback Reservoir releases new plug-in for Petrel

Blueback Reservoir has released a new plug-in for Petrel, Blueback Rock Physics 2.0.

Farm-in could advance drilling offshore southern England

InfraStrata and partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have signed an agreement for a license offshore southern England.

Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect

Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

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.