Geology & Geophysics: US & Gulf of Mexico

BOEM to hold public meetings on Atlantic Coast exploration permitting

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled a series of open houses to share information on the geological and geophysical permitting process on the Atlantic Coast. 

Fugro takes delivery of Fugro Americas

Fugro has taken delivery of the newbuild shallow-draft survey vessel, Fugro Americas.

Schlumberger initiates full-azimuth multi-client surveys in the GoM

Schlumberger has acquired about 2,750 sq km (1,062 sq mi) of two new full-azimuth multi-client seismic surveys over the Garden Banks and Green Canyon areas in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Online exclusive: Mexico’s bidding round for shallow water kicks off

The Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission recently published the bidding and contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas in shallow waters.

TGS expands GoM Declaration survey

TGS (OSLO:TGS) has extended its Declaration Multi-WAZ Survey in the Mississippi Canyon and DeSoto Canyon protraction areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

IAGC urges BOEM to move on existing Atlantic seismic permits

The International Association of Geophysical Contractors has urged action on existing Atlantic Ocean seismic survey permits following the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s release of its draft five-year plan for US continental shelf leasing.

BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips team up in the GoM

BP has formed a new ownership and operating model with Chevron and ConocoPhillips to focus on moving two BP discoveries closer to development and provide expanded exploration access in the emerging geologic trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Ikon Science joins SEAM

Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) program and will work on the third phase of this initiative to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-drill pressures and hazard predictions.  

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000 km (186,411 mi) of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in US Atlantic waters.

Geoscience investigations update

Searcher Seismic, the Philippines Department of Energy, and SeaBird Exploration should be in the fasttrack data interpretation phase of the Mialara 2D seismic survey taken east of Palawan in the Philippines.

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