Geotechnical field operations, laboratory testing and geoconsulting activities will support exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche and deepwater locations in the Perdido area, a news release said.

The licensed approved 19.597 line km survey is positioned toward Mexico’s recently announced five-year plan for leases, Dolphin Geophysical said.

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Crucial to any undeveloped acreage transaction is getting ahold of seismic data, according to panelists speaking during an energy forum.

The data was processed to pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) in four stages in CGG’s Singapore imaging center, with the final phase being delivered at the end of the second quarter of 2015.

The Houston-based company said it will now commence processing and interpretation of the data.

The move is an effort to further reduce cost and capex as well as to improve utilization, Petroleum Geo-Services said in a news release.

The survey, which was conducted for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, comprised more than 670 line km of high resolution data collected, Ocean Floor Geophysics said in a news release.

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.