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Magseis Fairfield, Fugro in Renewables, CCS Collab

Oct 25, 2022

The ocean bottom node seismic services provider Magseis Fairfield has signed a collaboration deal agreement with Dutch geotechnical services company Fugro.Under the agreement, the duo will work together on project opportunities, including wide…

PGS Bags 3D Seismic Survey Work in Namibia

Oct 24, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey services company PGS has been awarded a 3D exploration acquisition contract.PGS said that the contract was in Namibia, with 'a major energy company.'The company said it would use the Ramform Titan vessel for the survey…

Shearwater GeoServices, WesternGeco in Large U.S. Gulf OBN Project

Oct 20, 2022

Shearwater GeoServices said Thursday it had secured a contract for a large US Gulf of Mexico Ocean Bottom program, Engagement 3, the second project award under the recently announced global agreement with WesternGeco.'The contract secures WesternGeco access for follow-on projects…

Fugro Completes Surveys at RWE's Dogger Bank South Offshore Wind Farm Site

Oct 19, 2022

Dutch marine geotechnical survey firm Fugro said Wednesday it had completed fieldwork on a geophysical, geotechnical and environmental site investigation contract for RWE Renewables’ Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind farm and export cable routes…

Norway NPD Plans New File Format for Seismic Reporting

Oct 17, 2022

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said that, in the near future, a number of companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including oil companies, software suppliers, and seismic companies, are going to be contacted by Troika International regarding updates to seismic data reporting…

VIDEO: 'Historic Moment' as Seabed Nodules Collected and Lifted to Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser

Oct 12, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) said Wednesday it had collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.TMC, the explorer…

Philippines: Cadlao Oil Redevelopment Could Revitalize Upstream Sector

Oct 12, 2022

The Philippines is seeking to revive its moribund upstream oil industry with the redevelopment of an oil field that last produced in the early 1990s, as it hopes to wean itself off fuel imports, energy officials said on Wednesday. With the Southeast…

Shearwater to Introduce Deepwater Dual-ROV OBN Deployment Vessel

Oct 04, 2022

Marine seismic survey services specialist Shearwater GeoServices is set to introduce its first dual ROV seismic vessel, which the company says will be equipped with a broad scope of operational capabilities. 'Designed to deploy ocean bottom nodes in both deep and shallow water…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

McDermott Bags Significant Contract with TotalEnergies Offshore Angola

Sep 20, 2022

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott International said Tuesday that it secured a 'significant' contract with TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 17/06.  McDermott defines a significant contract as between USD $250 million and $500 million…

Magseis Fairfield's North Sea OBN Survey Scope Increases

Sep 14, 2022

Norwegian seismic data acquisition firm Magseis Fairfield has secured an increased scope of work related to an offshore survey project awarded back in June 2020.On June 30, 2020, Magseis Fairfield said it had secured a 4D OBN monitor survey for the North Sea 2021 summer season…

CGG Joins UK Research Assessing Ecosystem Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 14, 2022

French seismic data specialist CGG is acting as a special technical partner in a consortium research project led by Bangor University to identify opportunities that benefit biodiversity and the conservation of species around offshore wind farms…

Shearwater GeoServices, WesternGeco in Seismic Survey Services Deal

Sep 14, 2022

Marine seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has signed a multi-year global agreement for the purchase of geophysical data acquisition services by WesternGeco, and the award of a survey in Australia under the new agreement.The agreement…

TGS Gearing Up for Capreolus Phase 2 3D Seismic Survey Off Australia

Sep 13, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced the Capreolus Phase 2 3D seismic survey in the Carnarvon Basin on the Australian North West Shelf. This survey will be conducted near the Capreolus Phase…

TGS Extends Gulf of Mexico OBN Survey

Sep 12, 2022

Offshore seismic data firm TGS today announced Amendment Phase II, a continuation of its ultra-long offset ocean-bottom node (OBN) acquisition in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This project extends the first phase of the survey that was acquired to the east in 2018…

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