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Blue Ocean Seismic Services' Robots Pass "Crucial" Tests in Loch Linne

May 30, 2023

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as the marine seismic survey disruptor, said Tuesday that its latest series of trials, held in the Loch Linnhe, Scotland, have confirmed that its autonomous undersea robots can reliably operate…

TGS, PGS, and Schlumberger in 6,885 sqm 3D Seismic Survey Offshore Malaysia

May 30, 2023

TGS, in partnership with PGS and SLB (ex-Schlumberger), has secured pre-funding for a 6,885 square kilometer multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Malaysia in North Luconia Province of the Sarawak Basin. This new acquisition is set to kick off in June 2023…

Chinese Ships Ignore Vietnam Demand to Leave Area Close to Russian-run Offshore Gas Fields

May 26, 2023

A Chinese research ship and five escort vessels were in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Friday, close to gas blocks operated by Russian firms in the South China Sea, a day after Vietnam urged the ships to leave.The Chinese vessel…

TGS and Kongsberg Team Up to Deliver High-quality Data and Digital Solutions for Offshore Wind

May 24, 2023

Norwegian companies TGS and Kongsberg on Wednesday announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop integrated data and digital solutions for the offshore wind industry. TGS, known for its seismic services in the oil and gas sector, and Kongsberg…

OMV Extends Partnership with CGG for Advanced Seismic Imaging and Reservoir Characterization

May 23, 2023

Seismic data firm CGG has been awarded a new contract by the oil firm OMV to continue operating a dedicated center at its head office in Vienna for an initial three-year period. CGG said that during the contract time, OMV would continue to benefit…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

Spirit Energy Nets CO2 Storage License in East Irish Sea

May 19, 2023

UK-based oil and gas firm Spirit Energy is among the twelve companies that have this week been granted a carbon storage license by the UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) in the East Irish Sea.'This represents a further step towards their…

PGS' Ramform Hyperion Vessel in 40-Day 3D Survey Project in Barents Sea

May 19, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist PGS said Friday it had executed the final contract with an independent energy company for a 3D survey in the Barents Sea.PGS said the 3D survey would be conducted by the Ramform Hyperion vessel. The project is about to start…

EnQuest to Develop "Low-Cost Carbon Megastore" in North Sea

May 18, 2023

UK-based oil firm EnQuest confirmed Thursday it had secured the offer of carbon storage licenses as part of the first round of UK carbon sequestration licenses issued by the North Sea Transition Authority ('NSTA').The NSTA offered 20 licenses to 12 companies…

Shell to Use New AI Technology in Deepwater Oil Exploration

May 17, 2023

Shell Plc will use AI-based technology from big-data analytics firm SparkCognition in its deep sea exploration and production to boost offshore oil output, the companies said on Wednesday. SparkCognition's AI algorithms will process and analyze…

PGS Signs Seismic Acquisition Deal for Carbon Storage Project in Norway

May 11, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has entered into a seismic acquisition contract for carbon storage offshore Norway with an independent energy company. The project, with an unnamed client, is scheduled to start in September and has a duration of approximately one month…

PGS Expands Norwegian Sea Seismic Survey

May 11, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS said Thursday that its seismic vessel Ramform Atlas had started acquiring data on the 2023 Norwegian Sea GeoStreamer X survey. This project is a continuation of a multi-season campaign.'Over the summer season…

TotalEnergies Taps Shearwater for 4D Seismic Surveys West of Shetland

May 11, 2023

TotalEnergies has awarded two 4D seismic survey contracts to Shearwater covering the Laggan, Tormore, and Edradour offshore gas fields, west of Shetland, in the UK.TotalEnergies might also extend the contract to include the Glenlivet field survey…

Innovative Seismic Monitoring Tech Developed for Danish North Sea CO2 Storage Project

May 09, 2023

Partners in Danish carbon capture and storage Project Greensand have developed technology for frequent seismic monitoring of CO2 stored in the Nini West field in the Danish North Sea.'Frequent seismic monitoring is essential for safe and permanent storage of CO2…

BeWild Project to Assess Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Biodiversity

May 03, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro, together with other project partners, said Wednesday it would work to develop innovative methodologies and technologies for remotely collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) samples in the North Sea as part of a project called BeWild…

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