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Erdogan: Turkey will Retaliate to Any Attack on Seismic Vessel in Mediterranean

Aug 14, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Friday that Turkey will retaliate against any attack on its survey vessel Oruc Reis in the eastern Mediterranean in an escalating row between the NATO allies over gas and oil exploration in the region…

Greek, Turkish Warships in 'Mini-Collision' Amid Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 14, 2020

A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an 'accident'.Tensions have risen this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region…

TGS Disappointed by PGS' Rejection

Aug 14, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas seismic data supplier TGS is disappointed with the decision by rival company PGS to reject its $600 million offer for its multi-client library.TGS had earlier this month offered to acquire PGS' multi-client data for $600 million…

Turkey's Erdogan Calls for Dialogue on Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 13, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the only solution to Turkey's dispute with Greece over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean was through dialogue and negotiation, and Ankara was not seeking any 'adventures' in the region…

CrossWind Hires Fugro for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site Survey

Aug 13, 2020

The CrossWind consortium, a Shell-Eneco JV, which recently won a tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, has tapped Fugro for site survey work.As part of the contract, Fugro will deliver a comprehensive…

France to Increase Mediterranean Military Presence over Turkish Oil & Gas Exploration

Aug 13, 2020

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.The French leader…

Greece Calls Turkey's Seismic Survey in Mediterranean Illegal

Aug 10, 2020

Turkey dispatched a vessel to conduct a seismic survey in a disputed area in the eastern Mediterranean, a move which Greece said was illegal and is likely to heighten tensions between the two NATO allies.The advisory issued by the Turkish navy…

PGS' Shares Surge After Rival TGS' $600M Offer

Aug 07, 2020

Seismic surveyor TGS's unsolicited cash offer of $600 million for part of rival PGS sent its shares up as much as 67% in early trading on Friday.TGS said its offer, announced late on Thursday, for PGS's so-called multi-client library would significantly…

Axxis Geo Solutions Names New CEO

Aug 07, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor Axxis Geo Solutions has appointed Ronny Bøhn as CEO with effect from August 10, 2020. Bøhn has more than 20 years of experience from the seismic industry and has held management positions as vice president of marine operations at CGG and as COO at April AS…

Radical Changes – Unmanned Survey Services

Aug 07, 2020

Zupt, LLC, based in Houston, Texas has recently completed their 15th unmanned survey service in which there were  absolutely no survey personnel mobilized offshore – only our standard survey equipment and a “communications rack” that allows for serial…

TGS Makes Surprise $600 Mln Offer for Part of Rival PGS

Aug 06, 2020

Seismic surveyor TGS, a supplier of geological data to the global oil industry, on Thursday said it had made an unsolicited cash offer of $600 million for a key part of rival PGS.If successful, the offer to buy PGS's so-called multi-client library…

CGG Sells Multi-Physics Business

Aug 06, 2020

Oil and gas seismic data company CGG announced has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Xcalibur Group for the sale of CGG’s Multi-Physics business.Under the agreement, France-based CGG will sell is entire Multi-Physics business…

TGS Resumes Seismic Survey Offshore Argentina

Aug 05, 2020

Norwegian seismic data provider TGS on Friday announced a return to Argentina to complete the previously announced 17,800 square kilometer Malvinas 3D Multi-Client survey. The acquisition is set to restart in Q4 2020 on what TGS said was a 'highly- funded survey…

Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro…

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