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3D Seismic Survey Kicks Off Offshore Suriname

Nov 11, 2021

A consortium of marine seismic data firms has started a 3D seismic survey offshore Suriname, CGG, one of the project partners has informed.The start-up of operations, using the BGP Prospector seismic vessel, comes after three marine seismic data acquisition and processing companies TGS…

Solstad Offshore Nets Work for CSV Duo

Nov 11, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has won contracts for two of its medium size construction support vessels.Solstad said Thursday that the Dutch offshore services firm Fugro had chartered its CSV Normand Mermaid for a period of 16 months firm…

Petrobras Taps PXGEO for OBN Survey Offshore Brazil

Nov 11, 2021

Offshore seismic surveyor PXGEO has been awarded an ocean bottom node survey contract in Brazil.PGXEO said that the project, awarded by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras, would start in the second quarter of 2022.The contract will last for around three months…

Existing Offshore Facilities Could be Used for Geothermal Energy Projects

Nov 10, 2021

Shift Geothermal, a non-profit organization focused on geothermal energy, said Wednesday it was launching a bid to establish a new national center in the UK for geo-energy to realize the potential of a huge untapped UK energy source. This also…

Seismic Firm CGG Licenses Data for Offshore CO2 Storage Projects

Nov 10, 2021

Seismic data company CGG has licensed its Northern Viking Graben multi-client seismic data set in the Northern North Sea to Northern Lights JV DA, for use in its ongoing and future CO2 storage developments. Northern Lights JV DA, owned equally by Equinor…

More Net than Zero: Do Carbon-cutting Promises Add Up for the Climate?

Nov 09, 2021

The growing avalanche of governments and companies committing to cut their climate-changing carbon pollution to net zero now covers 88% of global emissions, according to a tracker run by leading climate analysis groups.But those pledges do not…

Fugro Wins Two Site Survey Deals for Denmark’s Energy Island

Nov 08, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services company Fugro has won two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project.The artificial island will be located 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting the surrounding offshore wind turbines…

Providence Completes Barryroe Site Survey

Nov 04, 2021

Ireland-based oil and gas company Providence Resources has completed a seabed, shallow geophysical, and environmental baseline survey over the K Well drilling location of the Barryroe field.The Barryroe field lies in approximately 100-meter water depth in the North Celtic Sea Basin and is located c…

PGS, Partners Start 3D Survey Off Malaysia

Nov 03, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition company PGS has started a multiclient 3D survey in the Sarawak Basin, Malaysia.The survey is being carried out on behalf of the seismic consortium comprising PGS, TGS, and WesternGeco, using the Ramform Sovereign vessel…

Egypt: TGS, Schlumberger in Red Sea Seismic Survey Project

Oct 29, 2021

Seismic data firm TGS and oilfield services giant Schlumberger have teamed up in a 3D seismic survey project in the Red Sea, Egypt.TGS said Friday the project would cover around 6,800 square kilometers and would be acquired with long offsets…

TGS, CGG, PGS Launch Shared Offshore Seismic Data Base 'Versal'

Oct 28, 2021

Offshore seismic data companies TGS, CGG, and PGS, a unified seismic data ecosystem giving access to 'three of the world’s largest multi-client libraries via a single log-in.' They've named the ecosystem Versal.'Versal is an independent, secure…

UN Deep-sea Mining Rules Unlikely to be Completed by 2023 Deadline, Latam Countries Say

Oct 28, 2021

Regulations governing deep-sea mining will take longer to finalize due to the global pandemic, a group of Latin American countries said, creating uncertainty for companies looking to mine the sea bed for metals, including cobalt and nickel.The…

A Seismic Shift

Oct 28, 2021

Despite oil prices recently edging past $80 a barrel, scars from two recent oil industry downturns in five years have forced offshore seismic surveyors to look at ways to diversify.Marine seismic survey companies provide essential data to offshore…

Providence Resources Starts Barryroe Site Survey

Oct 26, 2021

Irish oil and gas company Providence Resources has started a well site survey over the block containing its undeveloped Barryroe oil and gas field in the North Celtic Sea Basin, located c. 50km off the south coast of Ireland.'Providence is pleased…

Fugro Wraps Final Survey Phase over Shell's High-Impact North Sea Well Site

Oct 22, 2021

Fugro has completed a site survey over Shell's planned high-impact Pensacola offshore exploration well in the Southern North Sea, off the UK, ahead of the planned drilling in 2022.Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore license containing the Pensacola prospect…

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