North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

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.

North Sea Breagh partners to use new 3D seismic data to optimize development plans

Production performance continues to improve at the Breagh gas field in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Sterling Resources.

TGS commissions further Barents Sea 3D seismic survey

TGS has signed an agreement with Thalassa Holdings/WGP to acquire P-Cable 3D seismic data in the Norwegian Barents Sea. 

TGS, Dolphin team up for western Barents Sea 3D seismic survey

TGS and Dolphin Geophysical will jointly acquire a 4,500-sq km (1,737-sq mi) 3D multi-client seismic survey over the western part of the Hammerfest basin in the Barents Sea.

Report outlines potential of Irish Atlantic Margin basins

Analyst Hannon Westwood has published a new study to support the forthcoming Irish Atlantic Margin licensing round.

Total E&P upgrading Pangea supercomputer

Total plans to triple the power of its Pangea supercomputer by 2016. 

Partners consider well remedial measures at Guendalina offshore Italy

Rockhopper has issued an update on its activities in the Mediterranean Sea.

TGS commissions 3D seismic survey offshore northwest Europe

TGS has signed a letter of award with Polarcus DMCC to acquire 3,000 sq km (1,158 sq mi) of 3D seismic data offshore northwest Europe.

Parkmead identifies prospects throughout new UK blocks

Parkmead has issued an update on its exploration programs in the UK North Sea.

EMGS signs two more Barents Sea data licenses

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into two new data licensing agreements with two oil companies for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS’ multi-client data library in the Barents Sea. 

Fastnet gains extensions for licenses offshore Ireland

The Irish Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has awarded Fastnet Oil & Gas a new licensing option in the North Celtic Sea basin off southern Ireland.

UKOG sees oil potential in offshore Isle of Wight area

UK Oil & Gas Investments says its initial subsurface analyses of southern England license P1916 confirm the potential for significant unrisked hydrocarbon volumes in the M prospect.

Polarcus signs for 3D seismic project on UKCS

Polarcus Ltd. (OSE: PLCS) has signed a letter of intent with an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project on the UKCS using Polarcus’ RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition.

Regional 2D seismic survey begins offshore Ireland

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with MAGE, has started acquisition of the Echidna Regional Broadband 2D seismic survey covering the Atlantic margin off western Ireland.

Mesozoic potential in Silverback structure offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has issued a technical update on licensing option 13/04 in the South Celtic Sea basin, 125 km (78 mi) offshore southern Ireland.

EMGS provides 3D electromagnetic Barents Sea data

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has agreed with an unnamed oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS’ multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

Seaeye demonstrates Sabertooth AUV

Saab Seaeye has completed successful testing of the Seaeye Sabertooth AUV in its underwater test center at Lake Vättern, Sweden, and has made the technology available.

Iceland to fund hydrocarbon studies

Applications are invited for Iceland’s Hydrocarbon Research Fund, according to the country’s National Energy Authority.

Analysis confirms prospectivity in Drombeg offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has provided an update on the review of its Lower Cretaceous Drombeg prospect in the southern Porcupine basin offshore southwest Ireland.

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.