Geology & Geophysics: US & Gulf of Mexico

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. 

Campeche-Yucatan 2D seismic survey under way

The Mexico Campeche-Yucatan 2D regional seismic survey has started. 

Subsalt promise pushes technological development forward

Success begets success, and in the case of successful subsalt exploration and subsequent production, technology begets success, and that success drives even more technical advances.

PEMEX extends contract with EMGS

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has received a letter from PEMEX to return for 3D EM acquisition offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. 

LLOG reports Miocene oil discovery at Viosca Knoll prospect

LLOG Exploration has discovered oil at the Viosca Knoll 959 Crown & Anchor prospect.

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


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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