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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…

Shearwater to Survey Equinor’s Mariner Field

Mar 30, 2022

Offshore seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices announced Wednesday it has been awarded a 4D seismic monitor project at Equinor’s Mariner field in the U.K. North Sea.The one-month project will be executed during the 2022 North Sea summer season…

PXGEO Taps CGG for OBN Seismic Imaging Project in Brazil

Mar 24, 2022

French offshore seismic surveyor CGG has secured a two-part Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic imaging project by PXGEOover the Sapinhoá Shared Reservoir in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.'The resulting data will bring improved geological insight to the asset operator…

CGG Joins Selkie Project to Boost Marine Energy Industry in Wales and Ireland

Mar 21, 2022

French offshore seismic services firm CGG has partnered with the Selkie Project, a new €5.2m cross-border initiative aiming to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland.'Selkie is bringing together leading researchers and businesses…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Bareboat Charter of 'Veritas Viking'

Mar 21, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore said Friday it had won a contract for its Veritas Viking seismic vessel.The deal, with an undisclosed client, is for a bareboat charter for 100 days with options for extensions. The 93,4 meters long vessel was built in 1998…

dCS, JX NOEX File Bid for Offshore Carbon Capture & Storage Project in Australia

Mar 16, 2022

Australian carbon capture and storage firm deepC Store (dCS) said Wednesday it had with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX NOEX) submitted a joint bid for a Greenhouse Gas Assessment Permit for a Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release Area in offshore Australia…

'Ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic' - Ocean Floor Geophysics Acquires NCS SubSea

Mar 09, 2022

Offshore survey company Ocean Floor Geophysics, in partnership with the Norwegian seismic player PGS, its largest shareholder, has signed a deal to acquire NCS SubSea, a company that provides ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic data to the oil & gas and new energy markets via its P-Cable system…

PGS' Ramform Titan Seismic Vessel Makes First Ever U.S. Port Call

Mar 07, 2022

The Norwegian seismic survey company PGS' seismic vessel Ramform Titan recently entered Galveston, Texas, marking the first-ever visit of a Titan-class vessel to a U.S. port. The PGS vessel is mobilizing for a 4D survey in the Gulf of Mexico…

SeaBird Exploration Loses a Source Contract, Wins Another

Mar 04, 2022

Marine seismic company SeaBird Exploration said Friday it had secured an OBN source contract but lost the one announced in February.The company said it had received a Letter of Award for an OBN source contract in the Eastern hemisphere.  The…

Seismic Surveys: Magseis Fairfield to Acquire Carbon Transition's Node-on-a-rope Business

Mar 03, 2022

Ocean bottom node seismic survey company Magseis Fairfield has agreed to buy Carbon Transition's proprietary node-on-a-rope handling systems in a deal that could see Carbon Transition earn $12 million.Magseis Fairfield will pay an initial USD 0…

Seismic Firm PXGEO Charters Eidesvik Offshore's 'Subsea Viking'

Mar 02, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has won a contract with the seismic survey company PXGEO under the master time charter agreement for the Subsea Viking vessel. Ediesvik said that the contract would start 'ultimo April 2022,' in direct continuation of the existing stand-by contract…

Shearwater Sells Seismic Vessel Quartet for Recycling

Mar 02, 2022

Offshore seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices said Tuesday it was divesting the four seismic survey vessels Polar Marquis, Oceanic Challenger, SW Emerald, and SW Eagle for recycling as part of its fleet renewal strategy.The first two vessels…

Chariot Awarded 8,489 km2 Rissana License Offshore Morocco

Feb 28, 2022

Oil and gas firm Chariot has been formally awarded the Rissana offshore license in Morocco, after agreeing on key terms in December 2020.The company has won a 75% interest and operatorship of the Rissana license in partnership with the Office…

Seajacks Opens Operational Base in Virginia Beach

Feb 22, 2022

Offshore wind installation services company Seajacks UK, as of recently a subsidiary of Eneti, has established an operational base in the City of Virginia Beach, Va.Seajacks has been providing Blue Ocean Energy Marine, a Dominion Energy-owned company…

Coastline Exploration Signs Seven PSAs for Offshore Blocks in Somalia

Feb 21, 2022

East Africa-focused oil and gas company Coastline Exploration has signed seven Production Sharing Agreements ('PSAs') covering offshore, deep-water blocks of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Coastline, established in 2018, said that the PSAs…

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