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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
Equatorial Guinea Gives
Licensees More Flexibility
MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA-
To position exploration and production
companies for a strong recovery following
COVID-19, Equatorial Guinea has extended all exploration blocks across its
sedimentary basin for two years, the
African Energy Chamber reports.
According to the country's Ministry of
Mines and Hydrocarbons, companies will
benefit from extensions to carry out seismic
and exploratory drilling activities, as well
as capital expenditure relaxations. It says
deferring some work programs can help
these companies adjust their spending and
execution timelines to make more efficient
investments as markets recover.
American independents affected by the
new measures include VAALCO Energy,
which holds a 31% working interest in
Block P; Kosmos Energy, which operates
Blocks W, EG-21 and EG-24; and Noble
Energy, which operates the Alen Field.
"Equatorial Guinea has adopted a market-driven approach to the current industry
challenges, which we believe is a winning
strategy to ensure a quick recovery of
our economies," declares NJ Ayuk, the
African Energy Chamber's executive
chairman. "We are strongly encouraging
neighboring countries to continue their
efforts and work with local and international companies to put the right measures
in place to support their own industries."
For more information, visit energychamber.org.
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New Schlumberger Service Eases Remote Operations
HOUSTON-Schlumberger has introduced its Performance Live digitally connected service, which the company says
optimizes remote wellsite operations control
while improving safety and efficiency.
The Performance Live service leverages
cloud-based applications to provide customers with instant access to data and
collaboration with domain experts to enable faster, more informed decision making
for operations such as directional drilling,
well logging and formation testing,
Schlumberger details. Automated endto-end workflows simplify tasks that eliminate redundancy and deliver consistent

Twisted Oak, Signa Offer To Run Distressed Assets
HOUSTON-Twisted Oak Operating
LLC and Signa Engineering Corp. announce they have formed an alliance to
provide fully-integrated asset management
and well engineering services.
The alliance leverages Twisted Oak's
experience operating assets at a low
cost alongside Signa's expertise providing drilling engineering and operational support for challenging wells,

the partners describe. They express a
desire to help lenders with oil and gas
properties, distressed businesses and
anyone considering merger or acquisition
deals.
Twisted Oak Operating President Jim
Allen says, "Our alliance provides clients
with a 'one-stop' solution."
For more information, visit twistedoakoperating.com or www.signa.net. ❒

Koch Buys Stake In Startup To Advance Asset Integrity
WICHITA, KS.-Koch Engineered Solutions has acquired a majority stake in
industrial acoutic imaging company
DarkVision Technologies Inc.
In conjunction with the acquisition,
KES notes it has made a significant equity

TGS has completed
its flagship Jaan 3D seismic survey of
the MSGBC Basin in
Northwest Africa. Acquired in partnership
with PGS and GeoPartners, the 28,000
square kilometersurvey maps the
Cretaceous Palaeo
Shelf-Edge Trend
and sheds light on
untapped Jurassic
potential, TGS says.
This setting contains
the FAN and SNE
discoveries, which
TGS describes as
Africa's most successful plays in recent times, and will be part of several anticipated and
ongoing bid rounds, including the Senegalese 2020 License Round, which offers acreage
on-trend with FAN and SNE. "The Jaan 3-D survey has been specifically designed to
highlight key play fairways and provide a vital exploration volume to enable companies to
unlock the next giant discovery," says Rune Eng, executive vice president, global at TGS.
For more information, visit www.tgs.com.

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service, the company reports. It adds that
the service increases operational safety
and limits carbon emissions by reducing
the number of people needed on site and
therefore travel.
"Performance Live transforms the customer experience, enabling higher levels
of operational control," says Hinda Gharbi,
executive vice president, services and equipment, Schlumberger. "Downhole technology
is ready to run with data instantly available
to the decision maker, without that person
having to be on location."
For more information, visit
www.slb.com/performancelive.
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investment in DarkVision.
"Acquiring DarkVision is an important
step in laying the foundation for an advanced asset integrity platform within
KES," says KES President Dave Dotson.
"DarkVision's innovative acoustic imaging
technology-along with its associated hardware and software-are poised to transform
the way ultrasonic nondestructive testing
is performed, and the team's deep expertise
in this area will complement KES's existing
capabilities in sensors and data analytics."
DarkVision serves the multibillion-dollar
NDT market, which KES predicts will continue to grow amid aging infrastructure
and tighter regulations. According to KES,
DarkVision's high-resolution acoustic imaging technology offers significant improvements over existing ultrasonic and
imaging technologies, creating an opportunity
to expand ultrasonic imaging to new applications where it can help operators increase
safety, reduce operating costs, increase production and lower environmental impacts.
DarkVision's commercial offering
focuses on downhole applications, KES
notes.
For information, visit kochengineeredsolutions.com or darkvisiontech.com. ❒


http://www.slb.com/performancelive http://www.twistedoakoperating.com http://www.twistedoakoperating.com http://www.signa.net https://energychamber.org/ https://energychamber.org/ https://www.kochind.com/companies/koch-engineered-solutions http://www.tgs.com https://www.kochind.com/companies/koch-engineered-solutions http://www.darkvisiontech.com

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