Offshore Geoscience News


Shearwater Introduces New Seismic Source Technology

Oct 19, 2021

Offshore seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has announced a seismic source technology that it says will provide seismic surveys with enhanced low frequencies enabling better decisions for exploration, development, and carbon storage monitoring applications…

Shearwater in 'Major' 3D Seismic Project Offshore South Africa

Oct 18, 2021

Offshore seismic services contractor Shearwater GeoServices has secured what it says is “a major” 3D seismic survey contract for acquisition in South Africa.Using the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel, Shearwater will acquire over 6,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic data…

Shearwater Starts 4D Survey for TotalEnergies Offshore Angola

Oct 14, 2021

Marine seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has kicked off a 4D monitor survey for TotalEnergies' Angolan subsidiary Total E&P Angola.The survey comprises a two-month Wide Azimuth Towed Streamer (WATS) 4D monitor survey in the Louro-Mostarda Development areas of Block 32…

Earth Science Analytics Names New CEO

Oct 12, 2021

Seismic data, analysis, and machine learning company Earth Science Analytics has appointed Tatiana Moguchaya as its new CEO.Earth Science Analytics said that the appointment of Moguchaya as its CEO marked an expansion from its traditional core…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Completes Sea Trials

Oct 12, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services reports it has completed a series of passive and active sea trials in the North Sea using a DP2 class Multi Role Vessel. When tested at various weights, the company’s underwater autonomous vehicle successfully and…

DOF, OFG Team Up to Offer AUV Services to Offshore Industry

Oct 11, 2021

Offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has entered a partnership deal with offshore survey firm Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) to offer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services to the international offshore industry.'The partnership will effectively…

SeaBird Exploration Secures One-year Charter for 'Fulmar Explorer'

Oct 08, 2021

Marine seismic services firm SeaBird Exploration has signed a one-year contract with an unnamed repeat client for the use of its Fulmar Explorer vessel.The contract, which starts in November 2021, replaces the letter of intent that was announced by Seabird Exploration in July…

ExxonMobil Adds Ethylene Plant to Acorn Carbon Capture Mix

Oct 06, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed an Expression of Interest to capture, transport, and store CO2 from its Fife Ethylene Plant, as part of the proposed Acorn carbon capture project in Scotland.The Acorn carbon capture project is designed to…

Xodus Buys Ocean Geo Solutions

Oct 05, 2021

Energy industry consultancy Xodus has bought Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions (OGS), adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation, and reporting.OGS assesses seabed and subsurface conditions…

CGG Completes Sale of GeoSoftware Business

Oct 04, 2021

French geophysical services company CGG has completed the sale of its GeoSoftware business to Topicus and Vela Software for $95 million in cash. The transaction was effective October 1, 2021.GeoSoftware product suite, among other things, helps…

PGS Wraps 2021 Seismic Acquisition Campaign Offshore Canada

Sep 29, 2021

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said that it has on behalf of the PGS-TGS joint venture acquired over 10 000 sq. km of 3D GeoStreamer data offshore Newfoundland and Labrador between May and September this year. The data from…

Fugro Wraps Large Site Survey Work at TotalEnergies' Offshore Block in Suriname

Sep 27, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro said Monday it had completed fieldwork on a site investigation program at TotalEnergies' Block 58 offshore Suriname.The project sits approximately 150 km offshore in water depths ranging from 60 m to…

ExxonMobil Hires PGS for 3D Seismic Survey in Suriname

Sep 24, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition firm PGS a contract for a 3D survey offshore Suriname.PGS' 104.2 meters long Ramform Tethys seismic vessel is scheduled to start the acquisition during the fourth quarter of 2021…

Offshore Seismic Vessel Utilization Hits Pre-pandemic Levels, Rystad Says

Sep 23, 2021

Vessel utilization in the offshore oil and gas seismic data acquisition sector has reached pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2021, Rystad Energy has found.Rystad, a Norway-based energy industry intelligence firm, said that, after several devastating quarters caused by the pandemic…

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