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PGS Wins Wide Azimuth 3D Survey Contract Offshore Cyprus

May 03, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey company PGS has won a Wide Azimuth 3D acquisition contract offshore Cyprus. PGS, which owns a fleet of seismic survey vessels, said that mobilization was scheduled to start in mid-June. The acquisition is expected to complete in mid-August…

Magseis Fairfield Wins More Survey Work in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 27, 2022

Norwegian offshore seismic survey company Magseis Fairfield has secured more work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Following the original 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey in the US Gulf of Mexico, announced in November 2021, the company's client has now exercised an extension…

NextGeo Wraps Up Offshore Cable Route Surveys for TenneT in Dutch North Sea

Apr 27, 2022

Marine geoscience and offshore construction support service provide NextGeo has completed offshore cable route surveys in the Dutch North Sea in support of TenneT's and the Dutch government’s program to increase offshore wind capacity by 2030…

Equinor, APT Partner Up to Cut Downhole Sampling and Logging Costs

Apr 26, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor and Applied Petroleum Technology (APT) have partnered up in a research and development project that aims to replace expensive downhole sampling and logging with more cost-efficient solutions.Helge Nyrønning…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

PGS Starts Southern North Sea Seismic Data Rejuvenation Project

Apr 21, 2022

Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition and processing company PGS has announced the Southern North Sea reprocessing project.The SNS Vision data rejuvenation project from PGS will target a mature gas province in the central SNS area, with…

Eni Taps Seismic Firm Shearwater for CO2 Storage Survey Offshore UK

Apr 19, 2022

Shearwater GeoServices has said it has won a 3D geophysical survey with Eni with an option for a second survey, for a carbon storage project in Liverpool Bay, England.“We are delighted to conduct this survey work for Eni, advancing UK carbon storage by deploying towed streamer…

Proposed Tidal Energy Array Could Supply 40% of Faroe Islands' Electricity Consumption

Apr 15, 2022

Tidal energy technology developer Minesto this week launched a plan for large-scale build-out of tidal energy arrays in the Faroe Islands.The plan includes four new verified sites that would supply 40% of the nation’s growing electricity consumption…

Greek Recoverable Gas Reserves Seen Topping 600 bcm

Apr 15, 2022

Greece could be sitting on tentative recoverable gas reserves of more than 600 billion cubic meters, a senior executive of its hydrocarbons commission said on Thursday, as Athens accelerates gas exploration to cut its reliance on Russian energy…

Offshore Seismic Firm ION Geophysical Gets OK to Tap Bankruptcy Loan

Apr 15, 2022

Offshore energy technology services company ION Geophysical Corporation on Wednesday secured temporary court approval to access a loan to fund operations during its bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur in Houston approved on an interim basis ION's request to tap a $2…

ExxonMobil Working to Store CO2 in Depleted Offshore Fields in Australia's Gippsland Basin

Apr 14, 2022

U.S. oil major said ExxonMobil said Thursday today was undertaking early front-end engineering design studies (pre-FEED) to determine the potential for carbon capture and storage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from multiple industries in the Gippsland Basin…

Fugro to Conduct Geotechnical Surveys at BP and EnBW Offshore Wind Sites in Irish Sea

Apr 12, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro will provide geotechnical site investigation services for BP's and EnBW's new offshore wind farms, Morgan and Mona, located in the Irish Sea.The two wind farms, which will mark BP's entry into the UK’s offshore wind farm power sector…

Egypt: TGS, Schlumberger in Red Sea 3D Survey

Apr 06, 2022

Norwegian seismic data firm TGS, has announced a new 3D seismic survey in the Red Sea, offshore Egypt, in partnership with the oilfield services giant Schlumberger.This is the second phase of the new acquisition for the two companies in the region and will encompass a minimum of 5…

CCUS: Genesis Wins Northern Endurance Partnership Offshore FEED

Apr 04, 2022

British oil major BP, the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) has awarded Genesis the NEP offshore FEED.In October 2021, the UK government selected the Northern Endurance Partnership’s…

Two 3D Surveys: Shearwater GeoServices Wins First Contract with South Korea's KNOC

Apr 04, 2022

Marine seismic survey firm Shearwater GeoServices has secured deals for two 3D seismic surveys offshore South Korea, together with seismic data processing and imaging by Korea National Oil Corporation (“KNOC”). This is Shearwater’s first contract with KNOC…

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