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Mexico auctions two-thirds of blocks in shallow water oil tender

Mexico on Monday (Jun. 19) auctioned two-thirds of the shallow water oil and gas blocks up for grabs in the latest round of its energy market opening, surpassing the cautious estimates officials made last week.

US now holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia

A new independent estimate of world oil reserves has been released by Rystad Energy, showing that the US now holds more recoverable oil reserves than both Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Encontrado, México

CGG is currently reprocessing over 38,000 km2 of wide-azimuth data in the Perdido fold belt, covering some of the most prospective areas of the Mexican Gulf, including the recent Trion discovery. Over 35,000km2 of this data is on the Mexican side of the border.

Schlumberger, ION to embark on 3D multi-client reimaging offshore Mexico

Schlumberger WesternGeco and ION Geophysical Corp. have announced a new 3D multi-client reimaging broadband program offshore Mexico, which uses Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission data library.

How the world was deceived about global warming and climate change

 There are no dramatic increases in temperature, precipitation, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any other severe weather. The climate is changing just as it always has and always will and the rate of change is perfectly normal.

Earth Observation for Oil and Gas (EO4OG)

O projeto EO4OG (Earth Observation for Oil and Gas) visa "realizar um estudo abrangente das necessidades de geo-informação do setor de Óleo & Gás e identificar que serviços/produtos de Observação da Terra poderiam ajudar a atender a essas necessidades".

UFRJ inaugura supercomputador que funciona sozinho

A Coppe/UFRJ inaugurou o supercomputador Lobo Carneiro, o mais potente instalado em uma universidade federal do país. Com capacidade de 226 teraflops, ele pode executar 226 trilhões de operações matemáticas por segundo.

Nova sísmica para Libra

O consórcio de Libra irá contratar a primeira campanha sísmica 3D com nodes para a área, cobrindo a parte Noroeste do projeto do pré-sal da Bacia de Santos. A licitação prevê o mapeamento de 1,1 mil km2, sendo cerca de 735 km² de área de nodes.

Scientists extract uranium from seawater

The uranium that seeped into the ocean through crippled nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi in 2011 was universally condemned as the egregious result of a nuclear meltdown.

Cautious optimism comes to Colombia

The announcement of a definitive ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group, offers a peace dividend not only to a conflict-weary nation, but also to the oil and gas industry, whose members can look forward to less disruption and danger.

PGN devolve área da descoberta de Esperantinópolis

A Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) optou por devolver à União a área onde era conduzido o plano de avaliação da descoberta (PAD) do poço 1-OGX-102-MA, batizada de Esperantinópolis, no bloco PN-T-67, na Bacia do Parnaíba.

Parceiros indianos lutam contra atraso de projeto em Sergipe

A Petrobras alertou seus parceiros indianos em um grande projeto marítimo que não esperem produção de petróleo no local até 2022, de acordo com fontes, em um novo sinal de como os preços baixos da commodity, o escândalo de corrupção envolvendo a estatal e suas enormes dívidas estão prejudicando o setor de energia do Brasil.

Ecopetrol oferece 20 ativos de produção a empresas de óleo e gás

O processo de atribuição das melhores ofertas financeiras será realizado em 30 de setembro através de um leilão eletrônico. Os campos têm um potencial de desenvolvimento interessante para pequenas e médias empresas.

Brazilian mines produce world's priciest gems under fire

Rare neon blue Paraiba tourmalines have adorned jewelry worn on the red carpet by Hollywood actresses Emily Blunt and Salma Hayek and U.S. singer Taylor Swift.

TGS, PGS team up once more for 3D seismic survey offshore Canada

ASKER, Norway – TGS will expand its multi-client library offshore eastern Canada by acquiring around 2,000 sq km (772 sq mi) of 3D seismic data, in partnership with PGS.

Heriot-Watt team to analyze micro-scale porosity

EDINBURGH, UK – Heriot-Watt University has secured a €3-million ($3.35-million) grant from the European Research Council to pursue frontier geological research.

Iran’s challenging geophysical scene

Hamid Bovard, managing director and vice-chairman of the board of Oil Exploration Operations Company (OEOC), talks about Iran’s oil and gas exploration services market and the characteristics and challenges of the country’s geological and topographic landscape. 

ION Pursues Ocean Bottom Seismic Survey Offshore Nigeria

ION Geophysical Corp.’s ocean bottom seismic (OBS) company, OceanGeo, is mobilizing its vessels and crew to conduct an OBS survey offshore Nigeria, according to a news release.

Artificial Intelligence Takes Shape In Oil, Gas Sector

When artificial intelligence technology intersects with abundant oil and gas seismic data, the outcome could yield a more accurate depiction of what lies beneath the surface, enabling cash-strapped drillers to better target sweet spots and maximize returns.

Airborne Inductively Induced Polarization effects in and their removal from the VTEM™ data

The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS) is pleased to invite you to their next KEGS talk. Geosoft will be the technology sponsor for the online portion of the event.

TGS, PGS to expand offshore eastern Canada seismic datasets

TGS plans to acquire more than 36,000 km (22,369 mi) of seismic data offshore eastern Canada this year, with partner PGS deploying two vessels.

Samarco só poderá retomar atividade após conter vazamento de lama

A Justiça deferiu pedido liminar apresentado pelo Ministério Público de Minas Gerais (MPMG) em Ação Civil Pública e determinou que a mineradora Samarco só poderá voltar a operar após conter totalmente o vazamento da lama residual das barragens do complexo de Germano, em Mariana.

Advanced 3-D Seismic Collection, Processing Reduces Risks, Costs

So now that the price has fallen, is there anything the industry can do with that already-collected data, which doesn’t require the expensive task of sending people and equipment out to the field?

Sercel 508XT Land Acquisition System Passes 1 Million VP Milestone in Saudi Arabia

CGG announced today the successful large-scale deployment of Sercel’s new-generation  land seismic acquisition system on a high-productivity super crew conducting a seismic survey in Saudi Arabia.

UFBA ganha Centro de Excelência em Geoquímica do Petróleo

O equipamento é o primeiro centro brasileiro para pesquisas aberta a indústria da área