Geology & Geophysics: US & Gulf of Mexico

MultiClient Geophysical starts 2D seismic survey offshore Mexico

MultiClient Geophysical ASA has started the Maximus 2D seismic survey off Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico.

Harkand claims two survey firsts offshore Mexico

Harkand has completed what it says is the first free inertial metrology in Mexican waters and at a new depth for this approach in the region.

BPC scales back Bahamas well costs

 Bahamas Petroleum Co. (BPC) says it has completed re-engineering of its first planned exploration well offshore the Bahamas.

EMGS gets approval for 3D EM survey offshore Mexico

EMGS has received permits from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos authorizing the acquisition of up to approximately 88,000 sq km (33,977 sq mi) of multi-client 3D EM data in the Salina de Itsmo basin.


Prompted by the ongoing reform of Mexico's oil and gas market, a number of oilfield service providers have begun to ramp up their E&P activities in the Mexican portion of the GoM.

ARKeX awarded first offshore US exploration permit

ARKeX has received the first geophysical exploration permit by the US Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM).  

ION enters Phase 1 of MexicoSPAN offshore 2D seismic survey

ION Geophysical Corp. (NYSE: IO) has begun Phase 1 of MexicoSPAN, encompassing more than 22,000 km (13,670 mi) of deep-imaged 2D seismic data. 

PGS, Spectrum, Schlumberger combine for major seismic survey offshore Mexico

Petroleum Geo-Services, Spectrum, and Schlumberger have agreed to collaborate on acquisition of 80,000-100,000 km (49,710-62,137 mi) of long-offset 2D data covering what the group says will be all major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico.

BOEM, state geologists group agree on OCS cooperation

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Association of American State Geologists have agreed to foster interaction, cooperation, and coordination on marine minerals and oil and gas resources on the outer continental shelf. 

CGG GeoSoftware donates packages to Stanford University

CGG GeoSoftware has donated its Hampson-Russell and Jason geophysical software suites to Stanford University in California. 


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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