Offshore Geoscience News


Germany: Fugro to Provide Consultancy Services for Suedlink Powerline Works

Jan 19, 2021

Dutch geotechnical survey services firm Fugro has secured a geotechnical and water consulting contract with Vössing Engineers to support the route planning, permitting, and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline…

Subsea Europe, Cyprus Subsea Partner Up

Jan 13, 2021

Germany-based marine data and equipment firm Subsea Europe Services and marine robotics and autonomous systems Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services, based in Cyprus, have entered strategic cooperation.The cooperation will see the two companies…

Brazil: TGS Starts Espirito Santo 3D Seismic Survey

Jan 13, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data firm TGS on Wednesday announced the start of the Espirito Santo multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Brazil.'This survey, covering 2,694 square kilometers, will broaden the region's 3D coverage while adding to the extensive offshore seismic library…

Fugro CFO Verhagen Steps Down

Jan 12, 2021

Dutch offshore services company Fugro announced its chief financial officer (CFO) Paul Verhagen has decided to leave the company.Verhagen, who joined Fugro as CFO and member of the Board of Management in 2014, will step down after the annual meeting of shareholders on April 22…

CGG Uses Satellites to Map Hydrocarbon Seeps in Barents Sea

Jan 12, 2021

France-based seismic data company CGG has said that its Satellite Mapping group recently completed a high-resolution hydrocarbon seeps study commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The aim of the study was to increase petroleum…

PGS to Reprocess Uruguay's Exploration Data

Jan 12, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.'This rejuvenation will provide new…

Polarcus Nets APAC Survey Gig

Dec 30, 2020

Offshore seismic survey contractor Polarcus has said it has been awarded a letter of award for a survey in Asia Pacific.The seismic survey vessel owner said Wednesday that the letter of award entailed the provision of 3D seismic data acquisition services in the Asia Pacific region…

Charter Extension for Rem Offshore's Rem Saltire Vessel

Dec 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Rem Offshore said Tuesday it had secured a contract extension for its Rem Saltire offshore vessel.Rem Offshore said in a stock exchange filing it 'has been awarded an extension to the existing contract which will secure utilization for 2021…

EMGS Nets Gulf of Mexico Survey Gig

Dec 23, 2020

Norwegian offshore survey services company EMGS has secured a contract in the Gulf of Mexico.Following a letter of award signed earlier in December, the Oslo-listed company said Wednesday that the project contract had been signed.The contract…

Eni, PTTEP Grab Hold of Giant Offshore Block in UAE

Dec 22, 2020

Italian oil and gas firm Eni and Thailand’s national oil company PTTEP have been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 3 in the United Arab Emirates, with the concession deal signed with ADNOC on Monday.Eni is the operator with a 70% stake in the Exploration Offshore Block 3…

ONGC Taps Shearwater for Offshore Seismic Survey in India

Dec 21, 2020

Offshore seismic data acquisition services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by ONGC in the Western Offshore India area. The project is scheduled to start in Q1 2021.The four-month campaign covers two areas totaling around 2…

Polarcus, Sovcomflot in Seismic Survey Deal in Far East

Dec 18, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic company Polarcus has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sovcomflot for the use of one of its survey vessels on a project in the Far East.The company said Friday the contract was signed with SCF GEO, a Sovcomflot Group firm…

Shearwater GeoServices in $437M Debt Refinancing Deal

Dec 17, 2020

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has signed new debt and guarantee facilities totaling $437 million, as part of the planned refinancing of the company’s maturing debt. The new facilities include the refinancing of the USD 325…

Magseis Fairfield Nets Deepwater OBN Gig in Gulf of Mexico

Dec 16, 2020

Ocean bottom seismic firm Magseis Fairfield has won a deepwater Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) monitor survey in the US Gulf of Mexico.The survey is expected to start in the first quarter of 2021 and run for approximately three months.Magseis Fairfield did not say who the client was…

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