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Shell faces pushback over offshore South Africa seismic survey plans

Royal Dutch Shell Plc faces a growing campaign against its plans to conduct a seismic survey of potential oil and gas reservoirs off South Africa’s rugged coastline.

Carbon+Intel: CGG delivers new multi-client screening study for CO2 Storage Sites in UK and Norway Northern North Sea

This Northern North Sea study, available for license, provides an in-depth review of potential CO2 storage plays in a region extending over CGG’s North Viking Graben 3D seismic dataset, including areas in both UK and Norwegian waters.

Managing reservoirs with 4D seismic

Dr. Bill Shea, Sharp Reflections

By accelerating the identification and mapping of production-induced seismic changes, a new 4D feature can enable operators to increase the potential of finding hydrocarbons in poorly drained or overlooked sections of offshore reservoirs.

Stratagraph To utilize Geologix Premier software

Stratagraph, a leader in geological services to the oil and gas industry for the past six decades, has solidified their ongoing relationship with Geologix, leaders in the technology and engineering application development industry, by upgrading to Geologix’s premier software known as GEOLogger.

Petrolern and Stratagraph announce major strategic partnership

Stratagraph, a leader in geological services to the oil and gas industry for the past six decades, announces a new strategic partnership with cutting-edge clean energy technology company, Petrolern LLC.

CGG, TGS and BGP ink deal with Staatsolie for multi-client programs offshore Suriname

The agreement allows the consortium to acquire, promote and license multi-client seismic programs, including new 3D acquisition and legacy data reprocessing, in the shallow water acreage offshore Suriname.

Xodus acquires Ocean Geo Solutions

Energy consultancy Xodus has continued its global expansion with the acquisition of Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions, adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation and reporting.

Sercel awarded major seismic equipment contract in North Africa

CGG announced the award to Sercel of a major contract to supply land seismic equipment for a 3D mega-crew survey in North Africa.

ION Geophysical to review strategic alternatives

ION Geophysical Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a process to evaluate a range of strategic alternatives to strengthen its financial position and maximize stakeholder value as the company continues to assess conditions in the capital markets and right-size the business.

Africa Geophysical Services secures 150,000+ Stryde nodes for seismic projects in the Middle East and Africa

The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use Stryde systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.

Halliburton Landmark launches Geosciences Suite cloud solution

The software combines innovative technology with a tightly integrated, end-to-end suite of workflows to create a complete and connected geoscience solution that enables a subsurface digital twin.

Oceaneering wins survey contract offshore Guyana

Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited to provide two surveys offshore Guyana.

CGG sells its GeoSoftware business to Topicus.com and Vela Software

CGG S.A. and Topicus.com Inc. announced that CGG has entered into an agreement with Topicus and Vela Software, for the sale of CGG’s GeoSoftware business. The closing of this transaction remains subject to mutually agreed closing conditions.

CGG’s Sercel tallies first major GPR300 seabed nodal solution sale

The sale includes 18,000 nodes that will be deployed in Q4 2021 on a large-scale, long-term, multi-vessel operation in the Middle East region.

Subsurface trend analysis in the Gulf of Mexico

Jared Ciferno, Kelly Rose, NETL; Mackenzie Mark-Moser, Leidos Research Support Team

The Subsurface Trend Analysis (STA) method is a data-driven approach, in which deductive geologic methods are integrated with spatiotemporal statistical autocorrelative methods. NETL has developed STA to better understand subsurface systems and predict their properties.

Exxon walks away from stake in deepwater Ghana block

Exxon Mobil is pulling out of a deep-water oil prospect in Ghana just two years after the west African nation ratified an exploration and production agreement with the U.S. oil titan.

Ikon Science launches Curate, enabling enterprise-wide data access and collaboration to reduce risk

Ikon Science, a 20-year global provider of geoprediction and knowledge management software and services, announced the launch of Curate, a scalable, cloud-enabled knowledge management solution designed to provide cost efficiencies along with faster and more accurate decision making.

Halliburton, TGS team up to bring advanced seismic imaging to fiber optic sensing

“This solution enables enhanced reservoir understanding for our customers with a lower total cost of ownership relative to conventional 4D seismic,” said Jan Schoolmeesters, executive vice president of TGS Operations and New Energy Solutions.

CGG and dCarbonX sign strategic agreement for decarbonization exploration

CGG has signed a strategic agreement to support dCarbonX in the subsurface assessment of its operated clean energy projects offshore Ireland and the UK, which include geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen and ammonia.

Machine learning for predicting stochastic fluid and mineral volumes in complex unconventional reservoirs

Fred Jenson, Chiranjith Ranganathan, Shi Xiuping, Ted Holden, CGG

A machine learning workflow can quickly, and accurately, predict mineralogy, porosity and saturation in multiple wells to better understand productive layers in unconventional oil reservoirs.