Geology & Geophysics: US & Gulf of Mexico

Schlumberger, Spectrum agree on deepwater seismic job offshore Mexico

Spectrum and Schlumberger have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly acquire and process Spectrum’s offshore Mexico Campeche-Yucatan 2D regional multi-client program.

TGS gets go-ahead for GoM Gigante seismic survey

TGS has received a permit from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to conduct a 181,500-km (112,779-mi) regional 2D seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

OTC 2015 exclusive: BSEE chief discusses SEMS audits, new reporting initiative

Bureau seeks industry input on SEMS implementation, KPIs

OTC 2015: Shell discusses Alaska Arctic exploration plans

Despite regulatory and legal challenges, Shell plans to drill two exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea this year.

Carolinas say “yes”, Florida says “no” to Atlantic coast seismic surveys

The Carolinas and Florida are going in opposite directions regarding federal permits for offshore seismic surveying.

OTC 2015: Baker Hughes introduces Hammerhead system

Baker Hughes has announced at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference the introduction of its Hammerhead system—the industry’s first fully integrated wellhead-to-reservoir ultra-deepwater completion and production system.

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing borehole to 62 m (203 ft) below the seafloor.


North Carolina governor calls for Atlantic offshore exploration

North Carolina’s governor Pat McCrory has called for offshore energy exploration during testimony to a Congressional Committee hearing on US President Obama’s Offshore Energy Plan.

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.


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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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....
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