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Egdon's Biscathorpe-2 a key oil discovery in Lincolnshire, England
Egdon Resources has confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons discovered with its Biscathorpe-2 exploration well in Lincolnshire, England...

India awards 32 oil & gas blocks offered in OALP bid rounds
(7/21/2019) India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has signed contracts for 32 oil and gas blocks awarded under the second and thirds rounds of bidding...

AGM's Kyenkyen-1X & Nyankom-1X find oil offshore Ghana
(7/21/2019) The AGM Petroleum affiliate of Aker Energy has discovered oil at its concession on Ghana's South Deepwater Tano Prospect...

Edison awarded exploration license for Malta's Area 3, Blocks 1-3
(7/21/2019) Edison International has been awarded an exploration license by the Government of Malta for offshore Blocks 1, 2, and 3 of Area 3...

INA scores gas discovery northeast of Zagreb
(7/21/2019) Croatian oil and gas company Industruja Nafte has reported to the country's Hydrocarbons Agency the discovery of gas with its Severovci-1 exploration well...

Oil spill at Hibernia Field offshore Newfoundland
(7/21/2019) Hibernia Management & Development Company notified the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board on 17 July of an oil slick...

Noble jackups win contract extensions in UK and Saudi Arabia
(7/21/2019) Noble Corporation reported contract extensions for its jackup drilling rigs Noble Sam Hartley and Noble Joe Beall in the North Sea and Persian Gulf...

Liza Destiny FPSO has departed Singapore bound for Guyana
(7/21/2019) The Liza Destiny floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has left Keppel yards in Singapore and is sailing for the Liza Field in Guyanese waters...

Premier pressing ahead in UK North Sea Tolmount development
(7/21/2019) The Premier Oil-operated Tolmount development in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea, Block 2/28d, P1330, remains on schedule and budget...

Start-up underway at Oman' Rabab Harweel Integrated Project
(7/21/2019) Petrofac has reported the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project operated by Petroleum Development Oman has entered the start-up phase...

McDermott signed for Vaca Muerta LNG pre-FEED
(7/19/2019) McDermott International has been contracted by Argentina's Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales to provide pre-front-end engineering design...

Petro Matad drilling Heron-1 in Mongolia's Tamsag Basin
(7/19/2019) Petro Matad has spudded the Heron-1 exploration well in the Tamsag Basin of Mongolia's north-central Block XX in the Tamsag Basin immediately north...

KS Java Star 2 jackup continuing stay in Vietnam with Vietsopetro
(7/18/2019) KS Drilling has reported receiving an extension to its contract for its jackup drilling rig KS Java Star 2, which has been working on behalf of Vietsovpetro...

Woodside submits development plan for fields offshore Western Australia
(7/18/2019) Woodside Energy has submitted its proposed plan for development and production of the Pyxis, Pluto and Xena Fields offshore Western Australia...

Turkey dispatching 2nd seismic acquisition vessel to Cyprus
(7/18/2019) Turkiye Petrollelri Anonim Ortakligi, Turkey's national oil company, is sending the Oruc Reis to join the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa is seismic surveying...

Restructured acquisition of East Java Bulu PSC by Coro Energy
(7/18/2019) Coro Energy has renegotiated the terms of its proposed acquisition of AWE's 42.5% interest in the Bulu production sharing contract offshore East Java...

US Gulf of Mexico region-wide lease sale set for 21 August
(7/18/2019) The US Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 77.8 million acres in the US Gulf of Mexico for a region-wide lease sale...

Seadrill's West Polaris drillship to drill offshore Gabon
(7/18/2019) Seadrill Partners has secured a one well contract with the PC Gabon Upstream subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional for the drillship West Polaris...

Shell's Bulgarian Black Sea well fails to find significant hydrocarbons
(7/18/2019) Woodside Petroleum has reported that Shell has plugged and abandoned its Khan Kubrat-1 exploration well in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea...

Seadrill's West Gemini drillship to drill 9 wells off West Africa
(7/18/2019) The Seadrill owned and operated drillship West Gemini has received a nine-well drilling contract to be carried out in West Africa...

Zenith set to deepen producer on Azerbaijan's Jafarli Field
(7/18/2019) Zenith Energy has advised that it will begin well deepening operations in well C-37 in the Jafarli Field onshore Azerbaijan next week...

Equinor & Repsol given consent for Norwegian exploration drilling
(7/18/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has given its consent to Equinor and Repsol Norge for the drilling of separate exploration wells in the North Sea...

Wild Well Control enhances its Fugro's Subsea Response Kit
(7/18/2019) Superior Energy Services' Wild Well Control has received a new contract with Fugro for the provision of blowout preventer intervention skids...

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Another Perspective

Moving over to MEMS for digital seismic data acquisition

by Nicolas Tellier, Chief Geophysicist, Sercel

The move from analog to digital technology has happened gradually rather than suddenly in the seismic industry, with the first digital seismic sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers launched almost 20 years ago. Since then, these small and highly accurate devices have undergone continued technological development...⇒⇒⇒
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(7/18/2019) Traders at both the Nymex and ICE sent our monitored benchmarks to further losses in response to anticipated production recovery in the US Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the weak hurricane's passing and a raft of economic concerns including declining US equities, as well as the heating up of the situation in the Persian Gulf confrontation between Iran and US and British interests...⇒⇒⇒
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