Category: Exploration

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113 licence areas offered for award in the 32nd UKCS Offshore Licensing Round

113 licence areas offered for award in the 32nd UKCS Offshore Licensing Round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 113 licence areas over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies in the 32nd Offshore Licensing [...]
Shearwater GeoServices announces new 3D seismic acquisition agreement with ION

Shearwater GeoServices announces new 3D seismic acquisition agreement with ION

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (“Shearwater”) announced a new 3D seismic acquisition award for ION Geophysical’s UK Mid North Sea High (“MNSH”) pro [...]
On offer: virtual field schools

On offer: virtual field schools

A series of ‘virtual field schools’ will be hosted by TCIE through the fall of 2020, incorporating SAFARI Virtual Outcrop data led by Professor John H [...]
Exploring for remaining potential on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Exploring for remaining potential on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

During the now digital NCS Exploration Conference, Torgeir Stordal, Director of Exploration at the NPD, will highlight that the NCS has still got much [...]
Newly proven Zechstein source rock further de-risks Mid North Sea High petroleum play

Newly proven Zechstein source rock further de-risks Mid North Sea High petroleum play

In an article published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, a team of researchers prove the existence of a mature Zechstein source rock in the UK North S [...]
An area requiring major discoveries

An area requiring major discoveries

Only 11.5 percent of exploration licences in the Barents Sea have resulted in production. "The area has not met expectations," says NTNU professor in [...]
Selene prospect one of the largest Permian structures to be confirmed

Selene prospect one of the largest Permian structures to be confirmed

In a press release last week, Deltic Energy announced that the estimated volume of gas in their Selene prospect has materially increased. [...]
New study suggests significant petroleum potential for Greenland’s Baffin Bay area

New study suggests significant petroleum potential for Greenland’s Baffin Bay area

The northwest part of the Greenland Shelf has not been tested by deep wells yet, creating the opportunity for significant finds. [...]
Dugong discovery confirmed

Dugong discovery confirmed

Neptune Energy and its partners today announced the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, t [...]
Large amount of 2020 well deferrals both in UK and Norway

Large amount of 2020 well deferrals both in UK and Norway

Although activity on the NCS may still seem buoyant compared to the UKCS, well deferrals in both areas is high according to Westwood Global Energy’s a [...]
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