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  • Gobi Energy Partners LLC Signs Seismic Survey Contract

    Manas Petroleum Corp. ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP) (OTCBB: MNAP) is pleased to announce the commencement of the second seismic survey on the two Mongolian blocks -- Zuunbayan-XIV Block and Tsagaan Els-XIII Block -- owned by Gobi Energy Partners GmbH ("GEP GmbH"). This year's seismic survey includes up to 1,700 km of 2D seismic. It covers 10 prospective areas over both blocks, which were identified by ...


    By Marketwire

  • CGG Wins Major Award from Pemex for an Integrated Subsalt Seismic Acquisition & Imaging Project in Mexico’s Perdido Area

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded a major contract by Pemex to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deep waters of the Perdido area. A new wide-azimuth survey, covering approximately 10,000 km2, will be acquired perpendicularly over the existing wide-azimuth seismic data acquired by CGG in 2010. ...


    By CGG

  • Gulf United Energy Announces Completion of 2-D Seismic Acquisition on Block Z-46 Offshore Peru

    Gulf United Energy (OTCBB: GLFE) ("Gulf United" or "the Company"), an independent energy company with interests in oil and natural gas properties located in Peru and Colombia, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of 2,909 kilometers (km) of new high-quality marine 2-D seismic data recorded by CGGVERITAS on Block Z-46 offshore Peru. Block Z-46 is an approximate 2.8 million-acre ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • FX Energy Reports Record 2010 Revenues and Operating Income; Looks to Continued Improvement in 2011

    FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FXEN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year of 2010. The Company reported a net loss for the full year 2010 of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss in 2009 of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share. Included in the Company's yearly results were non-cash foreign exchange losses of $4.2 million in 2010 and non-cash foreign ...


    By Marketwire

  • Silixa Q4 Operations Update

    Utilising permanently installed fibre optic cables, hydraulic fracture monitoring on shale gas wells was completed. Based on the intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) and ULTIMA™ DTS, Silixa’s ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Underwater survey noise affects feeding and social behaviour of harbour porpoises

    Noise from underwater geological surveys may be affecting the feeding and social interactions of harbour porpoises, new research has found. The study, conducted off the north-east coast of Scotland, found that the buzz clicks used by porpoises to hunt and socialise were reduced by 15% during the surveys. Underwater geological surveys are often conducted using seismic airguns. These repeatedly ...

  • Update from the Field: Stimulation Underway

    Stimulation of the Newberry EGS Demonstration injection well, NWG 55-29, began on September 23. Since then, we’ve successfully injected approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water into the expanding EGS reservoir. The first microseismic events associated with stimulation were recorded on September 28, and to date over 200 events have been located by the microseismic array (MSA). These events ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Scientists Deploy Seismographs in Napa Valley

    As the second anniversary of the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake approaches, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and volunteers, along with faculty and students from California State University, East Bay ...

  • 2011 - Year with highest catastrophe-related economic losses in history

    According to preliminary estimates from Swiss Re's sigma team, total insured losses for the global insurance industry from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached USD 108 billion in 2011. This is more than double the figure of USD 48 billion in 2010. Claims from natural catastrophes alone reached USD 103 billion in 2011, compared to only USD 43 billion last year. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CGG Awarded Multi-Client Projects Offshore Mozambique

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique. The multi-survey program is designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity. ...


    By CGG

  • Sercel Delivers Two 508XT Land Acquisition Systems to One of the Largest Russian Oil Service Companies

    CGG announced today that Sercel has delivered two of its new-generation 508 land seismic acquisition systems, representing a total of 12,000 channels, to Bashneftegeofizika, one of the largest oil service companies in the Russian Federation. The Sercel 508 land acquisition system was selected for its unique game-changing cross-technology (X-Tech) architecture which combines the benefits of cable ...


    By CGG

  • SAIC to provide additional tsunami buoys to Australia

    Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology to produce and deliver four SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems. The contract includes options for production and delivery of an additional five buoys that may be exercised at the bureau's discretion. SAIC is licensed by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...


  • DOE US$78m fund to promote enhanced geothermal systems

    At the National Geothermal Conference in Reno, Nev., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk announced the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) awards under a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next-generation geothermal energy technologies.  Subject to annual appropriations, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • CGG Achieves Near Real-Time Imaging for Offshore Morocco Survey

    CGG announced today the delivery of near real-time imaging results for a 4,200 sq km BroadSeis 3D marine seismic survey acquired offshore Morocco. CGG delivered the very-fast-track (VFT) RTM PSDM volume to the client only 4 days after the last shot. This technical feat crowned an excellent operational performance by the crew of the CGG Geo Caspian who worked in a safe, collaborative and ...


    By CGG

  • Japan quake refuels India`s nuclear project debate

    The unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan has reignated the debate over a project to build the world's largest nuclear power plant in Jaitapur, on India's western coast. Amid protests by environmental activists, as well as Jaitapur residents, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh cleared the 9,900 megawatt project in November 2010. Japan's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility, currently the world’s ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • TGS' New Chief Financial Officer, Kristian Johansen, to Start 1 July 2010

    ASKER, NORWAY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- TGS announces 1 July 2010 as the official start date for the company's new Chief Financial Officer, Kristian Johansen. Kristian's appointment had been announced earlier; however he has been prevented from fully engaging with TGS due to commitments with his previous employer. Robert Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer of TGS, commented, "I am pleased to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Space tech helps to find natural resources

    Using space-based technology developed during ESA’s gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to drill wells and plan further exploration. The gravity gradiometer measures the variations in the Earth’s gravity, or in technical terms, the ‘differential acceleration’. These variations ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Haiti Dominates Earthquake Fatalities in 2010

    While the U.S. Geological Survey recorded 22 magnitude-7 or larger earthquakes in 2010, almost all the fatalities were produced by one — the major quake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12. In 2010, about 227,000 people were killed due to earthquakes, with over 222,570 from the magnitude-7.0 Haiti event, as reported by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. According to ...

  • DOE selects projects to monitor and evaluate geologic CO2 storage

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations. The projects' total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by ...

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