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Spirit Energy Nets CO2 Storage License in East Irish Sea

May 19, 2023

UK-based oil and gas firm Spirit Energy is among the twelve companies that have this week been granted a carbon storage license by the UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) in the East Irish Sea.'This represents a further step towards their…

PGS' Ramform Hyperion Vessel in 40-Day 3D Survey Project in Barents Sea

May 19, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist PGS said Friday it had executed the final contract with an independent energy company for a 3D survey in the Barents Sea.PGS said the 3D survey would be conducted by the Ramform Hyperion vessel. The project is about to start…

EnQuest to Develop "Low-Cost Carbon Megastore" in North Sea

May 18, 2023

UK-based oil firm EnQuest confirmed Thursday it had secured the offer of carbon storage licenses as part of the first round of UK carbon sequestration licenses issued by the North Sea Transition Authority ('NSTA').The NSTA offered 20 licenses to 12 companies…

Shell to Use New AI Technology in Deepwater Oil Exploration

May 17, 2023

Shell Plc will use AI-based technology from big-data analytics firm SparkCognition in its deep sea exploration and production to boost offshore oil output, the companies said on Wednesday. SparkCognition's AI algorithms will process and analyze…

PGS Signs Seismic Acquisition Deal for Carbon Storage Project in Norway

May 11, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has entered into a seismic acquisition contract for carbon storage offshore Norway with an independent energy company. The project, with an unnamed client, is scheduled to start in September and has a duration of approximately one month…

PGS Expands Norwegian Sea Seismic Survey

May 11, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS said Thursday that its seismic vessel Ramform Atlas had started acquiring data on the 2023 Norwegian Sea GeoStreamer X survey. This project is a continuation of a multi-season campaign.'Over the summer season…

TotalEnergies Taps Shearwater for 4D Seismic Surveys West of Shetland

May 11, 2023

TotalEnergies has awarded two 4D seismic survey contracts to Shearwater covering the Laggan, Tormore, and Edradour offshore gas fields, west of Shetland, in the UK.TotalEnergies might also extend the contract to include the Glenlivet field survey…

Innovative Seismic Monitoring Tech Developed for Danish North Sea CO2 Storage Project

May 09, 2023

Partners in Danish carbon capture and storage Project Greensand have developed technology for frequent seismic monitoring of CO2 stored in the Nini West field in the Danish North Sea.'Frequent seismic monitoring is essential for safe and permanent storage of CO2…

BeWild Project to Assess Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Biodiversity

May 03, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro, together with other project partners, said Wednesday it would work to develop innovative methodologies and technologies for remotely collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) samples in the North Sea as part of a project called BeWild…

Fugro to Conduct Geotechnical Site Survey for Australia's Star of the South Offshore Wind Project

Apr 28, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won a contract to conduct an offshore geotechnical site investigation for Australia's offshore wind project Star of the South (SOTS), located off the coast of Gippsland southeast of Australia.Partly…

DNV Launches JIP to Enhance Offshore Wind Farm Design Process in Earthquake Zones

Apr 27, 2023

DNV has started a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to increase certainty in the design process for wind farms challenged by earthquakes. The so called ACE2 JIP is a follow-up project of “Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges” (ACE) JIP…

Challenger Energy Identifies '1-2 billion barrel' Prospects in Uruguay Offshore Block

Apr 26, 2023

Challenger Energy said Wednesday that it had identified three sizeable prospects in its AREA Off-1 offshore block in Uruguay of between 1 to 2 billion barrels and that the company said it would launch a farm-out process 'following unsolicited interest from a number of industry counterparties…

Shearwater Bags 4D Survey Offshore Cote d’Ivoire

Apr 26, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore seismic survey services firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for 4D geophysical monitor survey contract in Cote d’Ivoire.Shearwater will use the SW Empress for the operation, which is expected to last approximately two months beginning in May 2023…

Van Oord Installs First Monopile at Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord has installed the first of 50 monopile foundations at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.The installation strategy for the foundations is based on the feeder concept,…

Sintana Energy Confident Its Offshore Block On Trend with TotalEnergies' Massive Oil Discovery in Namibia

Apr 21, 2023

Oil and gas company Sintana Energy said Friday that over 50% of 3D seismic survey data has been gathered from Petroleum Exploration License 87 (“PEL 87”) and the surrounding area in the Orange Basin offshore Namibia. To remind, Australian oil…

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