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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
Anadarko To Buy Assets From Freeport-McMoRan
HOUSTON-Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
has entered into a definitive agreement to
acquire the deepwater Gulf of Mexico
assets of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas
Inc. for $2 billion.
"This immediately accretive, bolt-on
transaction strengthens our industry-leading
position in the Gulf of Mexico, and is a
catalyst for the company's oil-growth objectives, with quality assets being acquired
at an attractive price to create significant
value," says Anadarko Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer Al Walker.
"We expect these acquired assets to generate
substantial free cash flow, enhancing our
ability to increase U.S. onshore activity in
the Delaware and Denver-Julesburg basins.
"Additionally, the transaction expands

Anadarko's infrastructure in the Gulf, adds
to our unmatched inventory of low-cost,
subsea tieback opportunities, and bolsters
optionality with new exploration prospects,"
Walker continues.
He says the transaction brings the company's net sales volume in the Gulf of
Mexico to 155,000 barrels of oil equivalent
a day, with 85 percent of that being oil.
The transaction doubles Anadarko's
working interest in the Lucius facility from
24 percent to 49 percent, Anadarko reports,
noting it operates the deepwater Gulf facility.
The company adds that the transaction,
which is expected to close by year-end, will
increase its net daily production by 80,000
boe, more than 80 percent of which is oil.
For information, visit www.ana darko.com.
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As Firms Seek Efficiency, Interest In Val Nav® Grows
CALGARY-As operators look for ways
to minimize operating costs, software
provider Energy Navigator reports it is receiving more inquiries. For example, the
number of demonstration requests it receives
through its website each month has tripled.
The company adds that it has secured
several clients for its Value Navigator® engineering and reserves software, including
Canadian companies Paramount Resources
Ltd. and PrairieSky Royalties Ltd., international operator Gran Tierra Energy Inc.,

and California-based Occidental Petroleum
spinoff California Resources Corporation.
"By choosing Val Nav, we were able to
move away from a legacy system that
forced us to work harder and manage many
databases," says Elizabeth DeStephens,
vice president of reserves and corporate
development with California Resources.
"Now we have a flexible process that lets
us work smarter, with a small reserves
team, and only one transparent database
for all our technical forecasts, approvals,
audit tracking, reporting, scenarios and analytics. Our team members have more time
for technical evaluations."
For
information,
visit
energynavigator.com/value-navigator or
youtu.be/PWkqicOnJSw.
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CGG Delivers RTM Data
On Mexican Side of Gulf
PARIS-CGG has delivered the Fast
TraxTM reverse time migration data from
its Encontrado multiclient megamerge project covering the Perdido Fold Belt on time
and ahead of Mexico's December licensing
round. The company indicates final images
will be available in summer 2017.
CGG says the Encontrado reprocessing
project merges 23,612 square miles of
wide-azimuth data from nine processed
surveys, covering some of the most prospective areas of the Gulf of Mexico, including
the Great White and Trion discoveries to
the north and Corfu and Ixcuta further
south.
According to CGG, the data are being
processed through an advanced, high-end
sequence, including bandwidth extension
and 3-D deghosting, 3-D surface-related
multiple elimination, and advanced imaging
using tilted transverse isotropic reverse
time migration and Kirchhoff migrations.
Tomography and full-waveform inversion
are being used to enhance the velocity
model, the company adds.
"At a time when Mexico is opening its
oil and gas sector to new players, CGG is
capitalizing on the wealth of local experience
it has gained in high-end deepwater acquisition and processing to help make better
decisions, faster," says CGG Chief Executive
Officer Jean-Georges Malcor. "We have,
therefore, timed delivery of our Encontrado
Fast Trax results to give the industry a previously unavailable, very large regional
overview of the exploration blocks being
offered in Mexico's licensing round, based
on ultramodern subsurface images."
For information, visit www.cgg.com.❒

BHP Taps Seven Lakes To Simplify Data Input

The low differential pressure (LoDP) inline strainer and retrofit LoDP in-line
strainer basket from WFMS Inc. cut the
pressure drop across the strainer in half
in most applications, WFMS reports. The
company says the lower pressure drop
reduces pumping costs, making the strainers ideal for producers, pipeline operators,
and processors seeking to reduce operating expenses. For information, call 281491-2445 or visit www.wfmsinc.com.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA.-BHP
Billiton Petroleum has selected the FDGTM
mobile solution by Seven Lakes Technologies Inc. to improve the quality of complex
data inputs such as wells, routes and
pumpers for its North American field operations.
With FDG, Seven Lakes says, BHP
Billiton's field operations can rely on accurate, timely insight between the field
and office. "BHP Billiton Petroleum's selection of FDG demonstrates its commitment to the highest level of discipline and
cost control," comments Seven Lakes Chief
Executive Officer Shiva Rajagopalan. "With
our solution, its teams will be able to push
pumper routes to the field in minutes with-

out ongoing customizations. The result is
improved communication and information
sharing that will drive better, more timely
cost-saving decisions."
According to Seven Lakes, FDG integrates deep understanding of industryspecific master and transaction data, and
transforms data quality and efficacy by
configuring business rules at the point of
input. By empowering teams to dynamically change routes based on company
goals, Seven Lakes continues, organizations can expect to significantly increase
pumper cost efficiency and production
control.
For information, visit www.sevenlakes.com.
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