North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

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. 

Partner search continues for Barryroe offshore Ireland

Providence Resources says an agreement with a proposed farminee into its Barryroe field offshore southern Ireland is being held up by financial arrangements.

Seep data strengthens case for oil in Northern Ireland offshore structure

Providence Resources has outlined its latest study findings on its Polaris oil prospect in the P1885 license in the Rathlin basin offshore Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast.

WGP remobilizes for North Sea, Barents Sea seismic surveys

WGP has remobilized for two seismic survey projects, one in the Norwegian North Sea and one in the Barents Sea.

CGG extending North Sea Horda 3D multi-client survey

CGG will conduct a western extension of the Horda BroadSeis BroadSource 3D multi-client survey it began acquiring in the northern Norwegian North Sea last year.

IOG to conduct 3D seismic remap of North Sea portfolio

Independent Oil and Gas (AIM:IOG.L) has begun a 3D seismic remapping project over its southern North Sea gas portfolio.

Dolphin, TGS collecting Barents 3D broadband seismic survey data

Dolphin Geophysical and TGS currently are acquiring 4,100 sq km (1,583 sq mi) of multi-client 3D broadband seismic in the Barents Sea. 

Hurricane reviews options for Lancaster area development west of Shetland

Hurricane Energy has issued an update on its discoveries and nearby prospects west of Shetland in the UK far north.

Maersk Interceptor completes Ivar Aasen pilot well campaign

The jackup Maersk Interceptor has completed drilling two geo pilot wells on the Ivar Aasen field in the central Norwegian North Sea for operator Det norske oljeselskap.

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