Offshore Geoscience News


Shearwater Secures Five-month Extension for Offshore Survey in Brazil

Oct 27, 2020

Seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.This extension-period starts in the late fourth quarter of 2020 and will be conducted by the Oceanic Sirius vessel…

PGS, TGS and WesternGeco Score Multi-year Seismic Deal with Petronas

Oct 26, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas has awarded a multi-year offshore seismic data acquisition and processing contract to a consortium comprising TGS, PGS, and WesternGeco.The multi-year contract is for the acquisition and processing of up to 105…

Shearwater Wins Deal for Large 3D Seismic Survey

Oct 22, 2020

Shearwater Geoservices said Thursday it had won a contract for a large 3D seismic acquisition and depth processing.Norway-based offshore surveyor said the contract was in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region. According to Shearwater…

TGS in Geochemical Coring Project Offshore Nigeria

Oct 21, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic data company TGS has announced the resumption of its geochemical coring project offshore Nigeria. The initiative is part of an anomaly targeting program focusing on the previously completed analysis of multibeam and backscatter data…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins OBN Survey Work in Brazil

Oct 20, 2020

Ocean bottom seismic company Seabed Geosolutions has won a contract for a baseline 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey as well as a future 4D monitor OBN survey in Brazil. The project, for an unnamed client, is to be acquired in water depths greater than 2…

Offshore Surveyors OFG, EMGS Enter CSEM Tech Pact

Oct 19, 2020

Canadian offshore survey firm Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG) and its Norwegian counterpart Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) have signed a cooperation agreement.Under the agreement, the two offshore surveyors have agreed to work together…

TDI-Brooks Wraps Ivory Coast Offshore Survey for Total

Oct 19, 2020

TDI-Brooks International, in partnership with the French environmental firm Créocéan and Benthic Solutions, has completed an Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for the oil major Total offshore the Ivory Coast.The survey was conducted over offshore blocks CI-705 and CI-706…

Polarcus Nets 3D Survey Gig in W. Africa

Oct 16, 2020

Marine seismic survey company Polarcus has said it has won a 3D seismic data acquisition project offshore West Africa.The Oslo-listed company said that under the letter of award, awarded to it by an unnamed client, the survey will take two months to complete…

CGG Starts Gulf of Mexico Seismic Data Reimaging

Oct 15, 2020

France-based offshore seismic data firm CGG has started a new seismic data reimaging program in the prospective Walker Ridge area in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.CGG said the project was a part of a major reimaging campaign being conducted in the Gulf of Mexico…

'Marine Seismic Survey Disruptor' Gets Industry Funding

Oct 14, 2020

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as 'the marine seismic survey disruptor,' has secured a total of £10 million of Series A investment from bp Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.The company will use…

U.S. Urges Turkey to Halt Controversial Seismic Activities in Mediterranean

Oct 14, 2020

The United States on Tuesday slammed Turkey's renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, accusing Ankara of unilaterally stoking tensions and 'deliberately' complicating the resumption of talks with Greece…

Cathie, BGS to Develop Ground Model for Two Scottish Offshore Wind Farms

Oct 13, 2020

Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie and the British Geological Survey have won a contract with offshore wind developer SSE Renewables to develop a ground model for the FEED design of Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms in Scotland…

Turkey Says Greece Has No Right to Oppose Its Seismic Work in the Mediterranean

Oct 13, 2020

Turkey said on Monday Greece had no right to oppose Turkish seismic exploration work 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from its mainland in the Eastern Mediterranean and on its continental shelf, as tensions between the NATO members spiked again.Greece…

Tensions Spike as Turkey Redeploys 'Oruc Reis' in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 12, 2020

Tensions spiked between Greece and Turkey on Monday over offshore rights in the eastern Mediterranean, with Athens vowing to push its EU peers to activate sanctions against Ankara.The deterioration in relations followed the departure earlier on Monday of a Turkish ship…

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