Offshore Geoscience News


PGS Selects Google Cloud

Sep 17, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor PGS announced it has selected Google as its preferred cloud provider.By harnessing Google’s cloud-based technologies and incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into workflows, PGS will increase flexibility…

Campeche Survey Underway

Sep 17, 2019

A new 5,080-square-kilometer wide-azimuth (WAZ) multiclient survey has commenced in the Salina del Istmo Basin in the Gulf of Mexico Bay of Campeche, providing the first 3D coverage over this shallow-water target area that includes the recent Zama-1 discovery…

Sercel Launches New Ocean Bottom Node

Sep 16, 2019

CGG's equipment business Sercel has launched GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN) jointly developed in partnership with BGP and designed to leverage Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology for reservoir characterization and field development efforts…

Woodside Backs Seismic Data Acquisition Company

Sep 13, 2019

Australian oil and gas producer Woodside said it has signed a Shareholders Agreement with Perth-based Blue Ocean Monitoring (BOM) to invest in seismic data acquisition company Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS).BOSS is developing a solution…

ION Wins 2D Multi-Client Gig Offshore West Africa

Sep 12, 2019

ION Geophysical Corporation, a technology focused company that provides geophysical technology, services and solutions to the global oil and gas industry, announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa.The industry-supported NamibeSPAN…

SeaBird Tallies Australasia Survey

Sep 11, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contact to acquire 2D seismic data in the Australasia region. The survey is due to commence during the fourth quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately three to four months plus mobilization…

Shearwater to Perform Barents Survey

Sep 10, 2019

Shearwater GeoServices announced on Tuesday it has been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway, and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Barents Sea, off the coast of Norway.Both…

Shearwater Secures Work in Turkey

Sep 10, 2019

Shearwater GeoServices said it has been awarded a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO) – its second project to be executed for TPAO in 2019.The four-month project will start in third…

Egyptian Red Sea Survey Planned

Sep 06, 2019

Schlumberger and TGS today announced a new 3D seismic reimaging project in the Egyptian Red Sea comprising reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 square kilometers that were acquired between 1999 and 2008—the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Sea…

CGG to Map Off Eastern Canada for BHP

Sep 06, 2019

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a large-scale seismic imaging project in the offshore Orphan Basin in Eastern Canada by BHP, CGG announced on Thursday.The company said it will employ its FWI and least…

Fugro Surveys Petronas Acreage

Sep 02, 2019

Dutch multinational geo-data specialist Fugro has completed the second of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for Malaysian oil and gas company ‘Petronas’.According to the provider of geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services…

Polarcus Wins Work in Southeast Asia

Aug 27, 2019

UAE-based offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has been awarded a contract to carry out an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Southeast Asia.The project will commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of 40 days.

CGG Kicks Off Deepwater Survey in Brazil

Aug 27, 2019

Paris-headquartered geosciences company CGG said it has commenced a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks…

Chinese Survey Ship Nears Vietnam Coast

Aug 25, 2019

A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways.The Haiyang…

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