Geology & Geophysics: US & Gulf of Mexico

TGS, Fugro to conduct year-long deepwater exploration study offshore Mexico

TGS has authorization from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire multibeam, coring, and geochemical analysis data over a 600,000-sq km (231,661-sq mi) area offshore Mexico.

Premier details program for offshore Mexico blocks

Premier Oil and partners Talos Energy and Sierra Oil & Gas were awarded two blocks last month under Mexico’s Round 1.

Mexico opens up offshore areas for new seismic surveys

Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) recently opened its waters to allow international seismic companies to shoot and sell acquired data, a first in the nation for more than 75 years, ahead of prospective new bidding rounds.

MCG acquires Atlantic Margin seismic data

MCG has entered into an agreement with Polaris E&E Services Inc. to acquire its post stack reprocessed Atlantic Margin seismic 2D data.

Schlumberger embarks on multiclient WAZ survey in Campeche basin

Schlumberger has launched a new deepwater multiclient wide-azimuth seismic survey in the Campeche Basin, located in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Phase 1 MexicoSPAN fasttrack data available from ION Geophysical

ION Geophysical has available the fasttrack prestack time migrated data from Phase 1 of its MexicoSPAN program. 

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.


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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