Lukoil, Russia's No. 2 oil producer, is switching its strategy to scale down geological exploration abroad, the company's vice president Leonid Fedun told a conference call, Reuters said. 

The multibeam data will be acquired by Fugro using vessels equipped with the latest generation of multibeam sonar equipment, TGS said in a news release.

The survey will begin in September 2015 and cover blocks IV and V in central Mongolia, Bell Geospace said in a news release.

The survey will include acquiring aeromagnetic data and high resolution digital elevation mapping, Energean Oil & Gas said in a news release.

Plans are to acquire up to 6,000 km of long offset broadband data, a news release said.

The survey offshore Mexico will cover 80,000 sq km using two fleets of WesternGeco vessels, including Amazon Class, Schlumberger said.

U.K.-based Hannon Westwood has advised oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, facilitating US$3.5 billion in total investments. Hannon gains a team of geoscientists, engineers and other specialists.

The survey will be done using the vessel BOA Thalassa, which is expected to commence acquisition as soon as possible, according to EMGS.

Bill Abriel will be president-elect of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for 2015 to 2016, and after that, will become SEG’s president after the 2016 annual meeting in October.

The project, subject to the execution of a service contract, will commence in fourth-quarter 2015 and is expected to run for about 85 days, Polarcus said. T

The campaign will map the seafloor to interpret, identify, sample and analyze potential hydrocarbon seeps, Fugro said in a news release.

The neoBASIN study evaluated a 6,000-square mile area in Lebanon’s onshore northern half and in the transition zone along Mediterranean coast. Only seven wells have ever been drilled in Lebanon. 

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