Ukraine Bid Round

You might easily have missed the Ukrainian mini bid round, of 4 blocks, said to be the prelude to a much larger offering later this year. It was published on Ukraine’s Geological Service website on June 14th, but as it appears only in Ukrainian, most of us passed it by, see

http://www.geo.gov.ua/organizator-aukcionu-derzhavna-sluzhba-geologi%D1%97-ta-nadr-ukra%D1%97ni-ogoloshuye-pro-provedennya-ii-aukcionu-2018-roku-z-prodazhu-specialnix-dozvoliv-na-koristuvannya-nadrami/

The deadline for bid submissions is 28th August 2018 and there are considerable bureaucratic hurdles to be surmounted before then. We were alerted to the round’s existence when Ukranafta, the majority state owned oil company, released a call, which is at least in English, for investors to form “an exploration JV” with them.

https://www.ukrnafta.com/en/expression-of-interest-for-exploration-jv-with-ukrnafta

There is very little useful information in the bid documents linked to the bid announcement, but at least they revealed the block coordinates. You can download these from our website, here

http://data.lynxinfo.co.uk/LicensingRounds/#zoom=6&lat=-73917.42711&lon=1661713.24011&layers=00BTTT

That’s enough links! Three of the blocks are in West Ukraine in the Carpathian region (Lviv Oblast) and the fourth in the Dnepr Donetsk basin. We can speculate a little about them from what we already know, from our extensive Ukraine database.

  • Lipovetska block is adjacent to the Polish border in the outer zone of the Carpathian foredeep and covers Khokhanivke oil field and the northern part of the Svydyntsa gas field.

Svydyntsa is the Ukrainian continuation of the Lyubachiv fold in Poland. Discovered in 1954, production started in 1964 and the gas field was 89% depleted by 1993, having produced about 6bcm of gas. Production in that year was about 88mmcm. Producing horizons are shallow, stacked Sarmatian sands, with depths in the range 200m to 900m subsurface. In 2012, UGV reported that production was still about 80mcm/year, with average production of 6.6 mcm/day from 39 producing wells. There is likely to be a wealth of information available about this field, where production has been going on for over 50 years.

The Kokhanivka structure lies beneath Svydyntsa, 1.5km to the NE of its crest. Heavy oil was discovered in Upper Jurassic carbonates at a depth of 1117mand during extended testing over the period 1957 to 1994, some 38000 tons of oil were produced by the time production declined to just 1.4 t/day. Original reserves were estimated at about 1 million tons.

Ukranafta’s current production licence expires at the end of 2018**.

  • The Yavоrivska block is to the south east of Lipovetska, in the outer flysch zone. No hydrocarbon production has been reported from this block, which is to the East of the main trend of biogenic gas production. Depth to base tertiary is only about 200m (below datum), with possibilities for oil in Jurassic carbonates. Further research reveals that:

A seismic survey was shot in 1980-81, 37 lines at a spacing of 0.8 to3.5km, covering an area of 800 sq.km. In 1983 well Yavorivskiy-1 was drilled to TD 2187m, presumably targeting Jurassic carbonates.

  • The Chernitska block is over the northern part of the Ugersk gas field, which was discovered in 1944, and produced from Tertiary (Helvetian – Sarmatian) sandstones at a depth of about 200 to 800m (drilled depth), extending into middle Cretaceous sands beneath the base Tertiary unconformity. The field is now largely depleted, and was reported as producing about 0.9 bcm/year of gas in the late 90s.The Ugersk production licence apparently expired in March 2014. There is a current gas storage licence for the Bilche-Volitsa-Ugersk area.
  • The Surmachivska block, probably an oil /gas / condensate prospect, is in the north west part of the Dnepr Donetsk Basin (Sumska oblast), sandwiched between the Kampanska (production licensed to 2019**) and Andriyashivska fields (licence expired March 2018, not renewed**), which produce from the prolific Tournaisian and Visean sands of this region. This stuff is deep, 4700-5200m and complicated by faulting, so we can only surmise that there may be something of interest on seismic data acquired in this area. Andriyashivska аrеа was the subject of seismic surveys in 1961, 1973-74 and in 1982-84 when about 79 profiles were shot, which presumably included the Kampanska block. According to the Ukraine Atlas of Oil and Gas Fields (1994) the lower, Tournaisian horizons were not produced and there is scant evidence of further exploration at this level.

It’s odd that the Surmachivska block is so small, less than 2sq km, over a structural low. Logically, it would be more attractive if it included the open (expired) Andriyashivska block to the south.

Lynx has a large database of Ukraine oil and gas information, which underpins our “Advisers” for the Carpathians, Dnepr Donets basin and Black Sea shelf regions. These provide a wealth of information including structure maps, regional and local cross sections along with a field, reservoir and well database, for better evaluation of these prospects.

For more details, contact Charlie Hewlett on chas@lynxinfo.co.uk

**As far as we can tell. Every effort has been made to check the information given above, but as with so many things Ukrainian, we cannot guarantee its veracity.

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Egypt Bid Rounds 2018

Egypt has announced 2 new International Bid Rounds for 2018, for oil and gas exploration and exploitation. The licensing rounds will close in early October.

EGAS have released 16 blocks in total, with 3 onshore the Nile Delta and 13 offshore Mediterranean Sea. Most of the blocks have seen some exploration in previous rounds and contain wells and seismic for the acreage, with a few blocks already containing promising shows and discoveries.

EGPC have released 11 blocks in total, with 4 in the Gulf of Suez, 2 in the Eastern Desert and 5 in the Western Desert. Blocks in the Western Desert should prove exciting with recent news of oil discoveries by ENI located nearby. There are 2 blocks on the under-explored eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez while the western shore has plenty of surrounding fields and infrastructure.

As mentioned previously, Egypt has low operating costs for hydrocarbons and a strong demand for gas. The growth of global oil and gas demand will help to steady prices providing an enticing opportunity for operators.

Egypt has dropped a double whammy of treats for the industry to get its teeth stuck into over the coming months. With so much acreage to evaluate, Lynx can help by providing an Adviser GIS and Report for companies looking to evaluate the opportunities which have been made available.

The package will update your knowledge base, providing geological, geochemical, seismic and well data as well as field and reservoir information. The GIS and report are a fantastic way for companies to gain an overview of the country and to help provide the first foothold into Egypt – contact us to find out more.

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2018 Egypt License Round Approaches:

6 Onshore and 3 Offshore areas will be made available in the EGAS 2018 (Q2) Licence Round. Egypt is gearing up for a renewed surge in investment and exploration activity, it won’t be long until dates are formally announced. An additional round for the Red Sea is proposed for the end of 2018.

With low operating costs, a recovering oil market and strong demand for gas, Egypt is a ‘hot’ country to be in. Lynx/Fairway provides a complete regional Egypt GIS Exploration Adviser package for your company to update your knowledge base and hit the ground running with an up to date overview of the exploration history of Egypt, new discoveries and prospective hydrocarbon plays – contact us to find out more.

 

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2018 License Rounds, Revival

Are we finally in a period of optimism?

We would like to think so. This feeling is amplified by the number of License Rounds that have already been announced at the start of 2018, and there are still 7.5months remaining for more to be announced.

If you’re looking for license round shapefiles, recent rounds have been digitised and made freely available for download in the Lynx Interactive Bid Rounds Map

To help companies with the evaluation of areas, we provide data integration and analogue to digital conversion of well logs and seismic, as well as our comprehensive GIS Exploration Advisers.

For more information contact us.

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Lynx iXplor web viewer updates for seismic and wireline logs

The Lynx iXplor web viewers – iSeisview for 2D and 3D seismic data, and iLogview for wireline logs – provide a familiar, easy-to-use and secure viewing application for geophysical and geological data in any web browser.

The newly released versions of the iXplor web viewers contain a number of enhancements designed to improve data security and speed up deployment of new data services:

  • User authentication using Active Directory, or RDBMS with support for BCRYPT password encryption
  • Seismic and well location sources – Oracle Spatial, shapefile or KML
  • New one-to-many links from the basemap to items, allowing multiple reports, seismic processed versions or logging runs to be linked to a map feature

Read more about Lynx iXplor Virtual Data Rooms in this article on linkedin.com

Try a Lynx Virtual Data Room demo using this link:
https://data.lynx-info.com/apps/vdr/NovaScotia with username iXplor_VDR_demo and password lynxvdr

Contact us for more information on Lynx Virtual Data Rooms, or iXplor web viewer licensing options.

 

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Lynx Information Systems Ltd at Petex 2016

Lynx were present at Petex 2016 held at the ExCel London, with staff on hand to talk directly to attendees about the range of services Lynx provide, these include our newly launched Virtual Data Room (VDR) service that can be quickly and easily installed to showcase oil and gas exploration data sets, combined with iSeisview and iLogview – our online seismic and log viewers. VDR can be used for use in farm-outs, data sales and acquisition opportunities, enabling users to view the offered data from anywhere in the world securely through a web browser.

Other software and services provided by Lynx that were demonstrated at Petex 2016 included LEASSV – our scanning and vectorizing software, the global range of of GIS Exploration Advisors that are available and the E&P data management tools and support services offered by Lynx.

img_2692 The Lynx booth at Petex 2016

If you were unable to attend Petex 2016 or didn’t mange to drop buy our booth at the show and would like any information about the products and services that Lynx provide please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

 

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Lynx’s new Virtual Data Room Service

Lynx Information Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new Virtual Data Room (VDR) service. This new VDR service is designed especially to showcase oil and gas exploration datasets,  for use in farm-outs, data sales and acquisition opportunities, and will provide secure access for authorised users to view the offered data from anywhere in the world through a web browser.

Each Lynx Virtual Data Room will be hosted from either London or Houston. Our experienced staff will QC and upload the seismic data, wireline log data, interpretations and reports into a virtual data room for remote access.

Lynx staff will liase with the issuing authority to grant end-user requests for access, subject to the necessary confidentialiy/non-disclosure agreements required for VDR access. Activity logs detailing  end-user access will be available to the issuing authority.

Authorised end-users can login to the VDR using any web browser. A map or list-based interface will display the following data types:

  • 2D seismic lines – interactive selection of display style, scale and amplitude, with overlaid horizon/fault interpretation, and intersecting lines/wells/3D surveys, displayed with Lynx iSeisview
  • 3D seismic – display inline and crossline profiles with an interactive selection of display style, scale and amplitude, with intersecting 2D lines/wells/other 3D surveys, displayed with Lynx iSeisview
  • Wireline logs – interactive composite log display, select vertical scale, turn individual curves on and off, show formation tops and depth-correlated core images, displayed with Lynx iLogview
  • Well reports, seismic processing reports etc, displayed as PDF documents

The SEG-Y and LAS digital source data will be protected from direct access by end-users.

Contact us to ask about Virtual Data Room pricing, and to learn more about how Lynx can help you showcase your exploration data.

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Egypt GANOPE Licensing Round 2016

The Ganoub el Wadi Holding Company for Petroleum (GANOPE) in Egypt has announced a new international licensing round for oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the southern Western Desert and in the Gulf of Suez. The Licensing Round will close on 30th November 2016.

The five blocks in the south of the country – West Mesaha, Mesaha, East Mesaha, El Kharga and South El Kharga – have not been licensed before, and have seen little previous exploration activity.

The five blocks in the Gulf of Suez comprise the onshore block West Gebel El Zeit, plus offshore blocks, South East Ghara, East Geisum, Sea Bird and South Sinai.

Explore the blocks on offer in the Lynx Interactive Bid Rounds Map, and download a shapefile of the GANOPE 2016 blocks on offer.

Egypt GANOPE 2016 International Bid Round

The Lynx/Fairway Egypt GIS Adviser provides an up to date overview of the exploration history of Egypt, new discoveries and prospective hydrocarbon plays. Along with a GIS-enabled report and geodatabase, supplementary seismic and wireline log datasets are also available – contact us to find out more.

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Exploit The Full Potential Of Your Paper Archives of Seismic Data!

Lynx Information Systems have over 25 years of experience handling seismic data from around the world. With our in-house vectorising teams strategically located in London and Houston, we can help you exploit the full potential of your paper archives of seismic data.

We also have unrivalled expertise in reconciling and reconstructing seismic locations from incomplete line intersection and/or coordinate information.

We are able to scan and vectorise hard-copy seismic sections and shotpoint basemaps, and convert them into SEG-Y and SEG-P1/UKOOA.

Once in digital format, your data can be conveniently loaded to interpretation workstations for detailed review, interpretation and analysis.

Please contact us on +44 (0)208 780 2634, or at lynx@lynxinfo.co.uk, for all your seismic vectorising needs!

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Equatorial Guinea 2016 Licensing Round launched

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy has launched EG Ronda 2016. This licensing round will make available all acreages which are not currently operated or under negotiation, and includes a total of 32 offshore blocks and 5 onshore blocks. The round will close for bids on 30th November 2016.

Equatorial Guinea has a good track record of exploration success, with a discovery success rate of twice the global average, and appealing contract terms for international explorers.

Explore the blocks on offer in the Lynx Interactive Bid Rounds Map, and download a shapefile of the EG Ronda 2016 blocks on offer.

Equatorial Guinea EG Ronda 2016 blocks in the Lynx/Fairway West Africa GIS Adviser

Equatorial Guinea EG Ronda 2016 blocks in the Lynx/Fairway West Africa GIS Adviser

The Lynx/Fairway West Africa GIS Adviser provides an up to date overview of the exploration history and hydrocarbon prospectivity for the West African Aptian Salt Basin, covering coastal basins from Cameroon to Namibia. A systematic inventory of technical data for each producing field and major discovery is included,  with comprehensive data on source rock, seal and reservoir facies distribution, paleogeographic reconstructions used for play fairway analysis and common risk segment maps – contact us to find out more.

 

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78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Vienna

Please stop by and visit us at stand 2210, in Hall B, to find out more about our world renowned scanning and vectorizing services.

second day

The team will be more than happy to vectorize some test lines for free!

 

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Lynx Information Systems is exhibiting at the 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition at the Reed Messe Wien in Austria

Lynx Information Systems is exhibiting at the 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition on 30 May – 2 June 2016.

Please come along and visit us at our stand 2210, in Hall B, to find out about all the latest news and developments on our products and services.

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We will also be showcasing all the latest updates in our West Africa and Egypt GIS Exploration Advisers.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Egypt 2016 International Bid Round launched

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corp has launched the new  International 2016 Bid Round for oil and gas exploration and production, including 11 exploration blocks in the Gulf of  Suez and Western Desert. Licenses will be issued under the Production Sharing Model Agreement. The Licensing Round closes on 31st August 2016.

Click on the map above to open the Lynx Interactive Bid Rounds Map, and download shapefiles of the Egypt 2016 International Bid Round blocks on offer.

Western Desert – blocks on offer:

  • North Umbaraka
  • Southest Meleiha
  • Northwest Razzak
  • South Alam El Shawish
  • West Badr El Din
  • Southest Siwa

Gulf of Suez – blocks on offer:

  • North Issran Offshore
  • Northeast October
  • Northeast El Hamd
  • East Badri
  • Northeast Ramadan

Further details are available from the EGPC website.

The Lynx/Fairway Egypt GIS Adviser provides an up to date overview of the exploration history of Egypt, new discoveries and prospective hydrocarbon plays. Along with a GIS-enabled report and geodatabase, supplementary seismic and wireline log datasets are also available – contact us to find out more.

Egypt GIS Adviser – paleogeographic maps and lithostratigraphic columns produced from well correlations, with play fairway maps for all major producing regions, including the Western Desert and the Gulf of Suez

 

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Today’s Oil Price and the necessity for Smart Data Management Systems

E&P companies have had to adjust their activities with the fall in global oil prices. As a direct result of this, most if not all, have had their budgets reduced significantly, projects put on hold or even cancelled. Head count reduction is also common practice, and with this reduction, knowledge and experience also leave the company.

It’s not all doom and gloom! There is an opportunity to utilise existing well managed in house data sets and avoid investing revenue in acquiring new seismic and other types of data. This can save E&P companies millions!

Lynx have over 25 years of experience in handling seismic & well data from around the world. Our in-house vectorizing teams in London & Houston can help you exploit the full potential of your paper archives of seismic & well data. We also have experience in reconciling and reconstructing seismic locations from incomplete line intersection and/or coordinate information. We can scan and vectorize hard-copy seismic sections, well logs, shotpoint basemaps, and convert them into industry-standard exchange formats SEG-Y, SEG-P1/UKOOA & LAS. Once in digital format, your seismic data can be conveniently loaded to interpretation workstations for detailed review, interpretation and analysis.

Lynx has also developed the Lynx Resource Portal for effectively managing all data within E&P Companies. This is a web-portal with back-end database management system for efficiently visualising, managing and delivering seismic data images and other petroleum exploration data through a map-based web browser in real time. The model is used by the UK Onshore Geophysical Library, and has been widely hailed as a great success in promoting exploration activity onshore in the UK.

Please contact Lynx for more information regarding our products and services and how we can help you extract the full potential of your data archives!

 

 

 

 

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British Geological Survey (BGS) UK offshore data release

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has announced that it has released a substantial offshore data set in to the public domain for free.

The data is comprised of and derived from 18,500 scanned paper records and can be accessed via the BGS offshore index.

The BGS offshore index interface enables the user to access offshore marine data located around the UK and includes this new release, “the information comprises geophysical data representing 800,000km of the geology of the UK marine environment.”

The images of the scanned geophysical data sets, where available under the Open Government Licence, are for use and provide support to companies and educational establishments researching and working in the UK offshore marine environment.

Lynx Information Systems have a comprehensive software solution for converting seismic images, line location (shot point) maps and cross sections into digital data, importing and editing existing  data from a variety of formats. Using the utilities provided in our software suite, output files can be made ready for loading to your seismic interpretation workstation or GIS software for further processing and evaluation.

Please contact Lynx for more information regarding our services about how we may be able to help you derive greater value from your data.

 

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