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The Australian Government has awarded 3D-GEO a contract to build a geological ‘skeleton’ of the Gippsland Basin. The model will be ‘fleshed out’ by GeoScience Victoria geologists and used in natural resource exploration. The award is a component $5.2 million four-year initiative.

ESM has formed a strategic alliance with Cleo Communications in a ‘full-service’ EDI offering to the oil and gas vertical.

Geotrace has deployed Isilon IQ’s network attached storage to power its seismic data processing effort. Isilon’s OneFS operating system has created a single global namespace for Unix and Linux-based clusters, reducing management overhead.

Dubai, UAE-based Tebodin Middle East, a consultancy and engineering firm, ahs selected the AVEVA Plant portfolio, including AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Instrumentation, for its operations in the region.

BP has selected Stingray Geophysical to conduct two Life of Field Seismic (LoFS) feasibility studies on its UK Clair and Schiehallion developments.

Statoil has signed a ‘long term’ deal with CapRock Communications for the provision of satellite communications to a new drillship operating in the Gulf of Mexico. CapRock’s managed VSAT solution will provide data and voice comms to Statoil’s offshore personnel.

Shell Canada deployed CGGVeritas’ ‘SeisMovie’ 4D monitoring at its Peace River, Alberta heavy oil project. SeisMovie sources were activated over a three month period while buried receiver arrays recorded up to a terabyte of data per day.

Dresser Wayne announces that its iX Pay secure payment upgrade kits have been approved for deployment at Shell retailers in the US.

TGI, Colombia’s largest natural gas transporter, has selected Energy Solutions International’s (ESI) PipelineTransporter (PT) Gas Suite to support it gas management system of 3,700 km of natural gas pipeline and nearly 100 transportation contracts. PT will be integrated with TGI’s SCADA system, its SAP ERP and ESI’s PipelineManager real-time hydraulic modeling application.

Expro Group reports a successful ‘Well Cast’ from a Gulf of Mexico producing well. Expro’s ViewMax sideview camera was used to assist in a high-profile fishing operation—offering Houston-based completion engineers live, full motion video of the remote operation.

IHS is to bundle Labrador Technologies’ (LTI) eTriever web application with its Canadian Oil and Gas Critical Information offering. IHS has the exclusive ability to offer eTriever combined with any Oil and Gas data on a worldwide basis.

Royal Dutch Shell’s downstream unit is to deploy Invensys’ Wonderware IntelaTrac mobile workforce and decision-support solution as a component of Shell’s ‘Ensure Safe Production’ initiative—now rolling out at 29 of its global refineries.

The US Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service has awarded a 5 year contract extension to TGS-Nopec for well log data management services.

Repsol YPF has purchased ABB’s CpmPlus Smart Client to improve operational efficiency at its Lube Oil Blending plant at the La Plata Refinery, Argentina.

Schlumberger has teamed with Rock Deformation Research to provide a Petrel module for structural analysis and fault seal studies, the partner plug-in to be released as a Petrel module.

Tieto has designed and built an automated production management system based on its Energy Components for Lukoil Overseas.

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