90 years of well logs

Today is the 90th anniversary of the first well log. On 5 September 1927, three men from Schlumberger logged the Diefenbach [sic] well 2905 at Dieffenbach-lès-Wœrth in the Pechelbronn heavy oil field in the Alsace region of France.

Oil Firm Spending Seen Up in 2017 for First Time Since 2014

Capital spending seen growing 2.5% in 2017 and 7%-14% in 2018. U.S. independents, Asian giants seen spurring spending growth.

Challenging times ahead for the oilfield service market in Brazil

The global oilfield service market is up for a challenge in the current environment with excess capacity, low oil prices and major cuts in E&P purchases.

Why I recruit Petroleum Geoscientists

This applies to Geoscientists in general, but my recruiting focus is on the petroleum side of things, so I will speak about my experiences there.

SEAM Data Now Publicly Available

After a two-year proprietary period, SEAM (The SEG Advanced Modeling Program) Earth Models and synthetic data sets from the Phase I project are now publicly available to license.

First gravel pack multi-lateral in place offshore Brazil

First gravel pack multi-lateral in place offshore Brazil

Statoil has completed its first multi-lateral well offshore Brazil on the Peregrino field. The company claims this is the country's first multi-lateral with gravel pack in both branches.

Student Lecture Tour Latin America 2012-2013

Student Lecture Tour Latin America 2012-2013

The EAGE Student Lecture Tour will explore the Latin America continent by offering the Student Lecture Tour Latin America 2012-2013 for the second time in EAGE SLT history!

Karoon announces results of an independent report

Karoon announces results of an independent report

Karoon Gas Australia announces the results of an independent report for its South American Prospective Resources portfolio completed by DeGolyer and MacNaughton.

Six Permanent Positions for Geophysicists at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Six Positions for Geophysicists at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Observatorio Nacional is looking for highly qualified geophysicists for the following positions:

Brazil royalties vote to fall after elections

Brazil royalties vote to fall after elections

Brazil's congress will take up a vote on distribution of oil royalties from the country's pre-salt offshore reserves only after the country's midterm regional elections in October, government-allied lawmakers said Tuesday.

Oil Companies In Brazil Running Out Of Exploration Areas--IBP

Oil Companies In Brazil Running Out Of Exploration Areas--IBP

Oil companies operating in Brazil are running out of areas to explore because the government has delayed new concession auctions, which could cause companies to pull up stakes and scuttle the country's goal of becoming one of the world's top crude producers, a key industry trade group warned.

Advanced seismic interpretation and supporting local R&D in Brazil

Advanced seismic interpretation and supporting local R&D in Brazil

Friso Brouwer, COO-Americas of dGB Earth Sciences, the company behind the OpendTect open-source seismic interpretation package and Igor Braga, Executive Director of Invision Geophysics, the Brazilian representative for dGB and OpendTect, tell us about their recent activities of supporting local R&D activities, through an open-source seismic interpretation software.

Focus on Imaging

Focus on Imaging

ION GX TEchnology Newsletter (APRIL 2012 + ISSUE 2, VOLUME 4)

TNK Brasil receives approval for Solimoes Basin stake

TNK Brasil receives approval for Solimoes Basin stake

The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels has approved the planned concession rights and obligations transfer of 45% interest in 21 blocks located in the Solimoes Basin, onshore Brazil from HRT O&G to TNK Brasil.

Argentina Neuquen province revokes Petrobras energy concessions

Argentina Neuquen province revokes Petrobras energy concessions

Argentina's Neuquen province revoked concessions on three energy fields on Tuesday night (April 3) citing insufficient investment, affecting Brazil's Petrobras , Techint Group's Tecpetrol and Argenta Argentina, state news agency Telam reported.

SEG Las Vegas 2012 call for papers

SEG Las Vegas 2012 call for papers

There's just one week left to submit your abstract for the SEG 2012 International Exposition and 82nd Annual Meeting to be held 4-9 November in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

BP's 2030 energy outlook offers grounds for optimism

BP's 2030 energy outlook offers grounds for optimism 

Global energy demand will continue to grow over the next 20 years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fuelled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Increased energy efficiency and strong growth for renewable energy are also forecast in BP's latest 'Energy Outlook 2030'.

Engineer tapped to head Brazil oil agency

Engineer tapped to head Brazil oil agency

Engineer and industry veteran Magda Chambriard was sworn in Friday as the chief of Brazil's oil and gas regulator, the agency said.

BP Expands Brazilian Upstream Presence

BP Expands Brazilian Upstream Presence

BP announced today that the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has approved its farm-in to four deepwater exploration and production concessions operated by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) in the Brazilian equatorial margin. BP Energy do Brasil Ltda. is taking a 40 per cent interest in each of the blocks, located in the Barreirinhas and Ceará basins, from Petrobras.

Brazil's ANP Approves Petrobras, Shell Stake Sales

Brazil's ANP Approves Petrobras, Shell Stake Sales

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, approved the sale of stakes in two exploration blocks by state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras, and the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell, according to minutes from the ANP's latest directors meeting.

The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness

The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness

As the global warming debate increases in its intensity we find both sides deeply entrenched, hurling accusations and lies at one another in an attempt to gain the upper hand. This divide within the scientific community has left the public wondering who can be trusted to provide them with accurate information and answers. An Interview with Judith Curry, the current chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology

BP Joins Petrobras Blocks on Bets Area Mirrors Africa

BP Joins Petrobras Blocks on Bets Area Mirrors Africa

BP Plc (BP/), Europe's second-largest oil company by market value, will take a stake in two blocks off Brazil's northeastern coast as producers bet the area may hold similar reserves to those found in Western Africa.

Brazil Energy Profile: Largest Producer Of Liquid Fuels In South America – Analysis

Brazil: Largest Producer Of Liquid Fuels In South America – Analysis

(EIA) — Brazil is the ninth largest energy consumer in the world and the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada. Total primary energy consumption in Brazil has increased by close to a third in the last decade, due to sustained economic growth. (Eurasia Review)

Exploration: Shale oil in Argentina

Exploration: Shale oil in Argentina

One could take the view that the best cash flow from Shale Gas has in fact come to oil field service companies that supply Fracturing/Stimulation, Horizontal Drilling or 3D/4D Seismic and to the US 'resource play' companies that have sold or farmed-down their Shale Gas.

Petrobras sales to begin in months

Petrobras sales to begin in months

Petrobras expects its $13.6 billion in announced asset sales to begin hitting the market in the first half of 2012, an executive with the Brazilian state-owned firm said Tuesday.