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Apr 16, 2014

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Apr 16, 2014

Bakken leader Continental Resources drills deeper into Three Forks formation

Apr 16, 2014

The Bakken-Three Forks tight oil formation is already one of the top producing oil plays in the US, but leading operator Continental Resources Inc. believes there may be even more oil in place than previously thought in deeper benches of the Three Forks formation.

BP farms out deepwater blocks offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Apr 16, 2014

BP PLC has farmed out the majority interest of its two deepwater blocks offshore the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago to BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne. OGJ has confirmed that the deal was concluded just over a month ago and both companies have so far been tight lipped about it. However BP has now confirmed the deal in an e-mail response to questions from OGJ.

BOEM proposes Lease Sale 238 in western Gulf of Mexico

Apr 15, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 3,992 blocks over 21.4 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in August’s western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238.

Santos tests gas at Mt Kitty-1 in central Australia

Apr 15, 2014

The Santos Ltd.-operated wildcat Mt Kitty-1 in the Amadeus basin of central Australia has flowed gas on test from four zones in the target Heavitree formation below 2,140 m subsurface.

Seismic survey completed offshore Namibia

Apr 14, 2014

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL, Perth, reports completion of a 3,000-sq-km 3D seismic survey on a license operated by Tullow Kudu Ltd. in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia.

Total, partners reach FID for Kaombo project off Angola

Apr 14, 2014

Total SA and its joint venture partners have made a final investment decision (FID) on development of the ultradeepwater Kaombo project on Block 32 about 260 km offshore Luanda, Angola, reducing its capital expenditure from $20 billion to $16 billion.

New SEG president is group's first near-surface specialist

Oct 7, 2013

Election of the first specialist in near-surface geophysics to lead the Society of Exploration Geophysicists raises a communications problem: The definition of "near surface," says new SEG Pres. Don Steeples, depends on application.

A modern approach to build 3D sequence stratigraphic framework

Oct 7, 2013

The conventional approach of performing sequence stratigraphy on 3D seismic data is comprised of a limited set of seismic horizons. This practice can be changed with the help of a semiautomated solution that maps all stratigraphically consistent seismic reflectors in 3D.

Value of MSRI measurement of Selma exploration drill cuttings

Oct 7, 2013

Magnetic susceptibility (MS) measurements of oil exploration drill cuttings from above oil reservoirs show an increase in magnetic minerals at semishallow depths worldwide.

Studies predict oil upswing in deepwater GOM 2013, beyond

May 6, 2013

Independent reports by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Wood Mackenzie Ltd. (OGJ Online, Oct. 15, 2012) predict a strong upswing in oil exploration and production in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) fields.

California's dense urban environment spawns friendlier 3D seismic survey design

Nov 5, 2012

Southern California oil producers have long faced the added challenge of making exploration and production compatible with urban life.

World's frontier basins draw exploratory efforts

Jun 4, 2012

Frontier basins around the world are in line for 3D seismic surveys and key exploratory wells as the 2012 midpoint nears.

Deepwater, land discoveries high-grade East African margin

Apr 2, 2012

World-class deepwater natural gas discoveries offshore in the Indian Ocean have turned the East African margin into one of the planet's hottest exploration theaters.

FOCUS: UNCONVENTIONAL OIL & GAS — Canadian provinces follow US states in hydraulic fracing guidelines, rules

Mar 5, 2012

Canadian provinces, like some US states, are forming hydraulic fracturing guidelines and regulations in an ongoing attempt to avoid controversy regarding groundwater and surface water safety.

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