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.

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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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HGS International Dinner – Oligocene-Miocene Rifting and its Influence on Siliciclastic Reservoir Distribution and Exploration in the Gulf of Suez, Clues from Recent Sub-surface Analysis, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Lynx will have a ‘Vendor Corner’ booth at the forthcoming HGS International Dinner talk on Egypt to be given by Sharma Dronamraju on Monday 15th February. The talk is focussed on siliclastic reservoir distribution in the Gulf of Suez, drawing on an analysis of data obtained through EOR work on the Yusr field in the Eastern Desert.

The venue for the talk and dinner is the Westchase Hilton, at 9999 Westheimer.

Exploration opportunities in Egypt are presented in several discrete play types across its key basinal provinces. Some of the more prolific plays, such as the Lower Cretaceous Bahariya Sandstones of the Western Desert, and Oligo-Miocene to Plio-Pleistocene sandstones of the Nile Delta province, are fairly well established and continue to provide significant drilling success rates, with the recent Eni Zohr discovery (30 TCF) standing out as a world class gas field. Many other play opportunities are yet under-explored in frontier areas, and known oil accumulations in non-primary targets e.g. early Tertiary limestones in the Western Desert remain under-exploited.

The Gulf of Suez is the site of Egypt’s first oil discovery back in 1886, and to date this classic rift basin province has yielded over 130 field discoveries. Its producing fields are predominantly uplifted, pre-Miocene tilted fault blocks within which clastic and carbonate reservoirs are sealed by overlying Miocene shales and evaporites, or broad anticlinal flexures, containing Miocene clastic reservoirs formed over the uplifted blocks by differential compaction and subsidence. These fields are particularly attractive from the production standpoint, being characterised by good reservoir parameters, long oil columns, stacked pays, good quality crude and shallow water depths. A marked improvement in the technical understanding of the petroleum geology and geophysics of the basin has resulted from the refinement of the geologic models and recent improvements in seismic data quality which have improved resolution beneath the evaporites, leading to a better understanding of the distribution of pre-salt reservoirs and the recognition of a wide variety of trapping mechanisms in structural, paleogeomorphic and stratigraphic undrilled leads providing opportunities for future discoveries.

The entire exploration potential of Egypt is detailed in a comprehensive GIS-based ‘Exploration Adviser’ study produced by Lynx and partners Fairway Exploration.

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Mexican ‘Ronda 1’ UPDATE

Mexico continues at full throttle and launches the 4th stage of its Round One, known officially as ‘CNH-R01-L04/2015’. This time the available blocks (10) are located in deep waters, 6 blocks are in the ‘Cuenca Salina’ (Salt Basin) in the southern Mexican Gulf, whereas the remaining 4 blocks are upper-north, in the area known as ‘Cinturón Plegado Perdido’ (Lost Fold Belt).

See a preview of the blocks being offered in this 4th stage in our Interactive Licensing Round Map.

Ronda 1. Deep Waters’ blocks location.

So far, the other three previous licensing processes of the Ronda 1 have been awarded and they can be summarized as follows (more information at http://ronda1.gob.mx/):

Stage 1, Shallow Waters, Exploration. Round Name CNH-R01-L01/2014

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
2 “Sierra Oil & Gas S. de R.L. de C.V., Talos Energy LLC y Premier Oil PLC.”
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Stage 2, Shallow Waters, Production Sharing. Round Name CNH-R01-L02/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
Pokoch “Fieldwood Energy LLC, en Consorcio con Petrobal S.A.P.I de C.V.”
Amoca “ENI International”
Miztón
Tecoalli
Ichalkil “Fieldwood Energy LLC, en Consorcio con Petrobal S.A.P.I de C.V.”
Hokchi “Pan American Energy LLC en Consorcio con E&P Hidrocarburos y Servicios, S.A. de C.V.”

Stage 3, Terrestrial, Extraction. Round Name CNH-R01-L03/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
MOLOACÁN. “Canamex Dutch B.V. en consorcio con Perfolat de México, S.A. de C.V. y American Oil Tools S. de R.L. de C.V.”
FORTUNA NACIONAL “Compañía Petrolera Perseus, S.A. de C.V.”
TAJÓN
CALIBRADOR “Consorcio Manufacturero Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.”
MAREÓGRAFO
DUNA “Construcciones y Servicios Industriales Globales, S.A. de C.V.”
CATEDRAL “Diavaz Offshore, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”
BARCODÓN
PASO DE ORO “Geo Estratos, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Geo Estratos Mxoil Exploración y Producción, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”
TECOLUTLA
LA LAJA
PONTÓN
MAYACASTE “Grupo Diarqco, S.A. de C.V.”
CALICANTO
SECADERO “Grupo R Exploración y Producción, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Constructora y Arrendadora México, S.A. de C.V.”
MALVA “Renaissance Renaissance Oil Corp S.A. de C.V.Oil Corp S.A. de C.V.”
TOPÉN
MUNDO NUEVO
PARAISO “Roma Energy Holdings, LLC en consorcio con Tubular Technology, S.A. de C.V. y Gx Geoscience Corporation, S. de R.L. de C.V.”
SAN BERNARDO “Sarreal, S.A. de C.V.”
CUICHAPA PONIENTE “Servicios de Extracción Petrolera Lifting de México, S.A. de C.V.”
BENAVIDES-PRIMAVERA “Sistemas Integrales de Compresión, S.A. de C.V. en consorcio con Nuvoil, S.A. de C.V. y Constructora Marusa, S.A. de C.V.”
PEÑA BLANCA “Strata Campos Maduros, S.A.P.I. de C.V.”
RICOS
CARRETAS

Stage 4, Exploration, Deep Waters. Round Name CNH-R01-L04/2015

Awarded Block/s Awarded Tender/s
Cuenca Salina 01 Ongoing process. Bid closes July 2016
Cuenca Salina 02
Cuenca Salina 03
Cuenca Salina 04
Cuenca Salina 05
Cuenca Salina 06
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 01
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 02
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 03
Cinturón Plegado Perdido 04

To help companies evaluating an entry into Mexico, Lynx is offering a Mexico GIS Dataset as an ArcGIS Desktop project, which provides a number of important G&G layers to set the framework for closer analysis of each of the open block areas.  The slideshow below gives a preview of some of the layers included in the project.

Lynx is also available to help companies with the task of with data integration and analogue-to-digital reconstruction (seismic and well log vectorization) work as might be encountered during this bid round.

Please contact us for further details

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Iran – lifting of sanctions brings new exploration opportunities

US and EU sanctions on Iran were lifted last weekend in accordance with the nuclear agreement announced in July 2015, paving the way for global energy companies to re-enter the country. While this will probably add to the downward pressure on oil prices in the short term, it also provides new opportunities for cost-effective exploration and enhanced production in an established petroleum province.

Iranian officials are expected to provide full details of the much-anticipated Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC) during a London conference to be held over 22-24 February. Meanwhile, the National Iranian Oil Company has already set up a dedicated web portal with information on the initial contract areas slated for exploration and development. A total of 52 existing oil and gas fields are being marked for development projects, whilst locations for 18 blocks across the length and breadth of the country – including 4 in the Caspian Sea – have now been outlined for exploration bids as part of the IPC (see embedded map beneath).

Iran IPC exploration blocks - Lynx interactive licensing rounds map

Iran IPC exploration blocks – click to open the Lynx Interactive Licensing Rounds Map

IPC offshore blocks on offer:

IPC onshore blocks on offer:

  • Abadan, Khuzestan province
  • Dousti, Razavi Khorasan province
  • Kavir, Semnan province
  • Moghan, Ardabil province
  • Raz, North Khorasan province
  • Sarakhs, Razavi Khorasan province
  • Sistan, Sistan and Baluchestan province
  • Taybad, Razavi Khorasan province
  • Timab, Ilam province
  • Tudej, Fars province
  • Zahab, Kemanshah province

Lynx is able to offer rapid access to critical information through a range of quick-turnaround data reformatting services and non-exclusive studies. Our Iran Exploration Adviser GIS is a complete G&G synthesis which provides essential data for exploration teams who wish to evaluate opportunities in Iran, and the GIS has data coverage over many of the IPC areas in the form of well & field locations & associated databases, surface geology and cross sections, facies & isopach mapping, plus digital seismic and well log data with localised interpretations. The study is completed with a detailed hydrocarbon evaluation report and summary sheets for over 60 fields.If you are interested in learning more about our studies and services, please contact us.

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Lynx Information Systems and The UK Onshore Geophysical Library (UKOGL) will be exhibiting at the PESGB PROSPEX Conference 2015 in London

Lynx Information Systems and UKOGL will be exhibiting together at the PESGB PROSPEX 2015 in London on the 9th & 10th December at The Business Design Centre, Islington.

Please come along and visit us at Booth 54 and see how the Lynx Resource Portal (LRP) has been successfully implemented in the daily running of the Library on behalf of the UK Government.

Lynx has had an instrumental role in the establishment of the Library, as Project Manager since its inception, helping to formulate Library policies. Lynx has overseen the archiving of over 75,000 km of 2D & 3D seismic surveys, managed the provision of over 46,000 km of data to industry, and administered the supply of over 16,000 km of free data to academic institutions.

Lynx will also be marketing its non-exclusive South West Approaches SEGY Data Package. With over 25,000 km of 2D seismic data on offer in the UK South West Approaches (in partnership with DECC and the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), the SEGY stack data has been digitally reconstructed from the hardcopy sections, processed, enhanced and reconciled with the navigation data. The package is available for immediate loading to your interpretation workstation.

Please feel free to stop by and have a chat with us about any aspects of our products and services.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Lynx Information Systems Updates West Africa Aptian Salt Basin GIS Report and Database in response to the recent Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon Licensing Rounds

In response to the recent launch of the Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon Licensing Rounds, Lynx Information Systems and Fairway Exploration have made substantial updates to the Hydrocarbon Exploration Potential of the West African Aptian Salt Basin ArcGIS-based Report. 

The study provides a comprehensive ArcGIS-based database and evaluation report on the prospective basins of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and the Kwanza Basin of Angola, and identifying new plays and leads in areas of currently open acreage.

GIS-based exploration portfolio management processes and tools have been used to organize the database so that it is able to support the exploration workflow at any stage from basin analysis and initial play generation, through data acquisition and on to the identification of new plays and their maturation into drillable prospects.

In addition to the GIS and Report, the database includes electric LAS logs from over 90 wells, digital SEG-Y data from over 100 seismic lines and tops, reservoir and geochemistry data for over 1000 wells in the area. The project contains a considerable amount of new information and interpretation. New play maps illustrating the distribution of the major source, reservoir and seal facies that make up the hydrocarbon systems in each basin have been produced. Play Fairway Maps have been generated from these data to which exploration risk parameters have been applied to develop maps suitable for undertaking Risk Analysis.

If you would like further information, or would like to arrange a live demonstration,  please contact us on 00 44 (0)208 780 2634, or email lynx@lynxinfo.co.uk

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