North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

Industry hit with further job cuts

ConocoPhillips, Aker Solutions, and ION Geophysical have each confirmed significant work force reductions in the midst of continued market downturn.  

Undeveloped UK fields deserve attention, report claims

Consultants Hannon Westwood (HW) have issued a new report on near-term developments affecting the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

EMGS licenses more Barents Sea data

Electromagnetic Geoservices’ Barents Sea data continue to be popular. 

Alseamar completes geochemical survey with underwater gliders

Alseamar recently completed a pre-exploration survey with two of its Sea Explorer gliders fitted with Minifluo hydrocarbon sensors.

Industry reassessing potential of Irish Atlantic Margin

The Irish offshore Atlantic Margin is one of the final frontier regions in northwest Europe and one that is largely underexplored.

EMGS clinches further Barents Sea 3D electromagnetic data sale

Electromagnetic Geoservices has agreed to provide 3D electromagnetic data from its Barents Sea library to an unnamed oil company.

DEA, Sterling line up more wells for North Sea Breagh development

Sterling Resources expects a new round of development drilling to start late this year on the Breagh Alpha platform in the UK southern North Sea.

2D seismic survey aims to clarify prospectivity in North Celtic Sea

A consortium of GeoPartners, Russian contractor MAGE, Seabird Exploration, and DownUnder GeoSolutions has started acquiring the North Celtic Sea 2015 multi-client 2D seismic survey.

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

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.

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