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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.

Antrim finds numerous leads in Skellig offshore Ireland

Antrim Energy has detailed prospective hydrocarbon resources in frontier exploration license 1/13 in the Porcupine basin offshore southwest Ireland.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Dolphin receives new 7-Oceans seismic guard vessel

Dolphin Group ASA reports that Dolphin Geophysical attended the naming ceremony of the 7-Oceans newbuild seismic guard vessel at the Maaskant Shipyard in the Netherlands on July 25.

TGS announces multi-client seafloor sampling and seep studies

TGS reports two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies, one offshore Canada and the other in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified, using recently acquired multi-client seismic data.

Lime exits three offshore Norway licenses

Hibiscus Petroleum’s joint venture subsidiary Lime Petroleum Norway AS has opted to relinquish three Norwegian North Sea licenses.

Exploring Greece with a new subsurface perspective

Images and data examples illustrate how the newly acquired Geo-Streamer data offshore Greece offers new insights, exhibiting promising indications of hydrocarbon plays. The improved fault imaging, the increase in structural detail of the re-sedimented carbonates, and the deeper penetration of the new seismic data allows for greater confdence in the identifcation of leads within the geographic regions and their associated geotectonic zones.

Shell commissions Barents Sea 3D EM program

A/S Norske Shell has contracted Electromagnetic Geoservices for 3D EM acquisition over license PL706 in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.