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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Conflicting views from the seabed

Andrew McBarnet tries to fathom the future of permanent seismic reservoir monitoring projects. A big pow-wow of industry specialists at…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Taking responsibility for research

Andrew McBarnet weighs up the value of research in the E&P marine geoscience sector and draws some surprising conclusions.We hear…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
The latest top end 3D graphics cards can now support GPU rendering for volume visualization and instantaneous processing of volume…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Taking stock of new orders

It’s amazing how little it takes for perspective on a business to change more or less overnight and be seen…
Published in OE: 2010 / December
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

Counting the cost of low prices

Reporting from last month’s SEG annual meeting in Denver, Andrew McBarnet finds marine seismic contractors frustrated by contract bidding woes.There…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
All dressed up and nowhere to go is never a good feeling. But that's exactly what has just happened to…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Optimistic wave for CSEM

Some new twists and turns have been added to the well chronicled travails of companies fighting an uphill battle to…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Seven up already for LoFS

A recent contract renewal for the small UK-based company WGP Group and its partner Thalassa Energy Services is a reminder…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Greenland drilling ends for 2010

Cairn Energy has wrapped up its 2010 exploration drilling campaign offshore Greenland and released both the Stena Forth and Stena…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Red all over

On the heels of strong 2Q earnings, including a revenue boost of 11% from international markets, Halliburton executive Tim Probert…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Established players look to their laurels

Andrew McBarnet suggests that the major marine seismic players are favourites to win in a crowded market.You would never realise…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Surfing the technology wave

Andrew McBarnet detects a shift of emphasis in the marketing of marine seismic.The marine seismic industry is well used to…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:00

Putting seismic in perspective

Andrew McBarnet provides a commentary on seismic matters at the EAGE's Annual Meeting held in Barcelona last month.The European Association…
Published in OE: 2010 / July
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:00

Spill spells trouble for seismic

Andrew McBarnet forecasts some damaging consequences for marine seismic operations offshore the US as a result of the Deepwater Horizon…
Published in OE: 2010 / June
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Scandinavia Review

Handling the load Cargotec is to deliver MacGregor offshore and subsea load-handling systems to a deepsea research vessel on order…
Published in OE: 2010 / May