North Sea & Europe Geology & Geophysics News

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.

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.