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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Iran Petroleum Contract and New E&P Opportunities in Iran

Following the news of a positive conclusion to negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, international oil companies are once again expected to turn their attention towards E&P opportunites in Iran just as soon as sanctions … Continue reading

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Lynx extensions for ESRI ArcGIS Desktop now support version 10.3

We are pleased to announce the release of new versions of Lynx Seismap, Lynx Clickrelate and Lynx Rasterlink for ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop, with support added for version 10.3. The Lynx GIS extensions Seismap, Clickrelate and Rasterlink now support ArcGIS Desktop versions 10.3, 10.2, 10.1 … Continue reading

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Mexico Licensing Round

Mexico has begun the process of launching its first international bidding round – see http://www.cnh.gob.mx. This marks a historic opening of the petroleum exploration and production industry in Mexico to private investment since the country’s oil sector was nationalized in … Continue reading

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HGS International Dinner – Exploration for Cretaceous Deep-water Reservoirs in the Circum-Caribbean Region: Historical Review and Expectations for the Future

Lynx Information Systems Inc will have a ‘vendor corner’ presence at the forthcoming Houston Geological Society International Dinner event on Monday, 9th June at the Hilton Houston Westchase on Westheimer Rd. The focus of the event will be a talk … Continue reading

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AAPG Datapages – Launch of Data Exploration Objects website

The AAPG Datapages Data Exploration Objects (DEO) website (deo.datapages.com) was launched at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, Texas in April 2014. DEO provides interactive map-based access to articles published by the AAPG and its partner organisations, and … Continue reading

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