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TDI-Brooks Wraps Geotechnical Survey in Gulf of Campeche

Feb 19, 2024

TDI-Brooks, a U.S.-based marine services company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, reports it has completed a geotechnical coring campaign in the Gulf of Campeche offshore Mexico.As a subcontractor of Drebbel de Mexico out of Cd…

Baron Oil Schedules Site Survey at Timor-Leste Gas Field

Feb 12, 2024

Baron Oil, through its fully owned subsidiary SundaGas Banda Unipessoal, has awarded contracts for the site survey at the planned drilling location for the Chuditch-2 appraisal well, offshore Timor-Leste.Site survey operations at the gas field…

PDE Offshore Gets Sonardyne Upgrade for Geo Energy Vessel

Feb 01, 2024

Taiwanese offshore geophysical and geotechnical investigation company PDE Offshore has upgraded its underwater acoustic positioning system onboard MV Geo Energy to Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 USBL system.The upgrade will further enhance PDE Offshore’s…

EMGS Scoops $11.7M Survey Contract Offshore Brazil

Jan 30, 2024

Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has secured a contract with Petrobras for a fully prefunded multi-client survey offshore Brazil.The total contract value is approximately $11.7 million, according to EMGS.The survey is expected to start late March or early April 2024…

CGG Pens Multi-Client Reimaging Deal with Trinidad and Tobago

Jan 24, 2024

France-based marine seismic data firm CGG has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago to reimage vintage 3D seismic data from four deepwater offshore blocks.CGG’s work scope will cover blocks 25a…

PGS Expands Seismic Survey in Egypt’s West Mediterranean

Jan 18, 2024

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has started acquiring data on the EGY24 Nefertiti survey using the Ramform Hyperion vessel.The 3D GeoStreamer survey is the latest in a series of PGS surveys offshore Egypt, expected to enable better…

Three60 Energy Secures Two BW Offshore’s EPCC Jobs

Jan 16, 2024

Aberdeen-based offshore energy industry services firm Three60 Energy has secured work on BW Offshore’s Catcher and Adolo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units.Three60 will provide extensive engineering, procurement, construction…

PTTEP and Inpex to Study CCS Potential in Gulf of Thailand

Jan 05, 2024

Thai oil and gas giant PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) and its Japanese counterpart Inpex have teamed up to conduct a study on carbon capture and storage (CCS) potential in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.The study is expected to lay a…

BOEM Updates Geophysical Guidelines for Offshore Wind Projects

Jan 02, 2024

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has updated its Guidelines for Providing Geophysical, Geotechnical, and Geohazard Information Pursuant to 30 CFR Part 585.The guidelines provide information for offshore renewable energy projects and were last published in May 2020…

Fugro to Convert Two More PSVs to Geotechnical Vessels

Dec 21, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro has reached an agreement to acquire two platform supply vessels (PSVs), Sea Goldcrest and Sea Gull, which will be converted to geotechnical vessels to address the needs of growing offshore wind sector.The addition of the Sea Goldcrest and Sea Gull…

PXGEO Acquires Ampseis

Dec 20, 2023

Marine geophysical service provider PXGEO on Wednesday announced it has acquired one hundred percent of the share capital of rival AmpSeis, developer of what is said to be the industry's most advanced ocean bottom node.PXGEO described the acquisition…

TGS Secures OBN Data Acquisition Job in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 18, 2023

Offshore seismic data firm TGS has been awarded an Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) data acquisition contract in the Gulf of Mexico.The project's acquisition will start in the first quarter of 2024.The contract will cover two-month proprietary OBN data acquisition work…

TDI-Brooks Completes Seismic Program Off Trinidad

Dec 07, 2023

TDI-Brooks, a company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, said Thursday it has completed multiple shallow hazard surveys off the East Coast of Trinidad for independent hydrocarbon producer Perenco T&T Limited. TDI-Brooks’…

PXGEO Bags 4D OBN Project in Brazil

Dec 04, 2023

Marine geophysical service provider PXGEO on Monday announced it has secured a contract with Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras for a 4D Monitor Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin, Brazil.The survey is to be acquired in water depths up to 2…

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