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Shell Wins Court Case to Kick Off Seismic Surveys Offshore South Africa

Dec 03, 2021

A South African high court on Friday struck down an urgent application brought by environmentalists to stop oil major Royal Dutch Shell from starting seismic surveys to explore for petroleum systems off the eastern seaboard's popular Wild Coast…

Petrobras Hires PGS for 'Significant' 4D Survey Offshore Brazil

Dec 03, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition company PGS said Friday it was scheduled to start a significant 4D acquisition survey for Petrobras over the Roncador and Albacora Leste fields offshore Brazil in Q2 2022. The acquisition is expected to complete in Q3 2022…

PXGEO Completes 4D OBN Program for Petrobras in Brazil

Nov 29, 2021

Marine seismic contractor PXGEO has completed the Sapinhoa 4D Baseline ocean bottom node program in the deepwater Santos Basin, offshore Brazil, for the BMS-9 consortium, which is controlled by Petrobras.The four-month project, which used PXGEO's Manta OBN technology…

CGG Launches Carbon Storage Screening Study

Nov 26, 2021

French company CGG, best known for offshore seismic data services, has released a new carbon storage screening study.CGG said the study, called GeoVerse, would support CCUS operators in quickly identifying suitable CO2 storage sites. 'This Northern North Sea study…

PGS Wins 4D Seismic Survey Gig in North Sea

Nov 24, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition firm PGS has won a 4D survey contract in the North Sea.The company said Wednesday that a Ramform Titan-class vessel was scheduled to start the acquisition in early August of 2022 and complete it in mid-September…

Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Cairn, Deltic Wrap 3D Seismic Survey Over North Sea Block

Nov 23, 2021

North Sea-focused oil and gas firm Deltic Energy has informed that the 3D seismic survey over offshore Licence P2428 and surrounding areas in the UK North Sea has now been completed. Deltic said the data from the survey would be key to de-risking future drilling on the license…

China: CNOOC Starts Oil Production from Lufeng Offshore Development

Nov 23, 2021

Chinese national oil company CNOOC has started producing oil from Lufeng offshore oil fields in the eastern section of the South China Sea.The oil fields include Lufeng 14-4 oil field, Lufeng 14-8 oil field, Lufeng 15-1 oil field, and Lufeng 22-1 oil field…

Magseis Fairfield in North Sea 4D OBN Survey

Nov 23, 2021

Ocean bottom node seismic data acquisition firm Magseis Fairfield has said it has secured a conditional award of a 4D OBN survey in the North Sea.The survey will be conducted with Magseis Fairfield’s Z700 technology, with the start-up is expected in the second quarter of 2022…

Magseis Fairfield in 4D OBN Survey in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 19, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore seismic data acquisition firm Magseis Fairfield has secured 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey gig in the Gulf of Mexico from an undisclosed repeat client.The survey will be conducted with Magseis Fairfield’s ZXPLR technology…

Geoquip Marine Accused of Jones Act Violations

Nov 17, 2021

An American offshore services trade group is accusing Swiss-headquartered Geoquip Marine of violating the Jones Act, a U.S. law requiring seaborne cargo shipped between two U.S. points to be carried by American-built, -crewed and -owned vessels…

SeaBird Exploration Wins More Work in Asia Pacific

Nov 17, 2021

Norway-based offshore seismic services firm SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for an extension of the ongoing 2D survey in the Asia Pacific region. 'The extension comes on the heels of strong productivity and is a direct continuation…

James Fisher Wraps UXO Survey Phase 1 at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Site

Nov 16, 2021

James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) has said it has completed the first part of a two-phase contract to investigate unexploded ordnance (UXO) and potential archaeological features ahead of the installation of export cables for RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm…

Red Sea Survey for PXGEO

Nov 16, 2021

Offshore seismic data acquisition services company PXGEO has said it has won a contract for a survey in the Red Sea, offshore Egypt.PXGEO said the project would start in November 2021. The project will take about four months to complete. The company…

SeaBird Exploration Nets Source Vessel Contract LoI

Nov 16, 2021

Norway-based offshore survey company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for the provision of two source vessels for an ocean bottom node (OBN) project. The project will start in Q2 2022 and has an estimated duration of 100 days for a total of 200 vessel-days…

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