Largest X-BOW vessel in seismic industry launched

6362_oceanic_vega1CGGVERITAS HAS LAUNCHED the Oceanic Vega seismic vessel at a naming ceremony held at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway.

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Atwood Oceanics snags drilling contract offshore Ivory Coast

THE ATWOOD BEACON has been awarded a contract by Edison International SpA. (Ivory Coast Branch) to drill one well offshore Ivory Coast at an operating dayrate of around US$115,000. The drilling programme (including mobilisation) is expected to take around 70 days to complete.

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IFC invests in GAC Group to support oil operations in Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced it is investing in the GAC Group to help the global shipping, logistics and marine services provider acquire new vessels to support offshore oil operations, spurring economic development and better employment opportunities in a number of emerging markets.

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Carbo purchases FracPro software

CARBO Ceramics Inc. recently announced that it has purchased all the intellectual property rights and trademarks for Fracpro® fracture design modeling software from the Gas Technology Institute.

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Pinpoint stimulation rejuvenates abandoned reservoir

 Multiple transverse fracturing technique in open hole allows development of a low permeability reservoir offshore Congo, doubling estimated vertical well performance.

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