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Bridge to reliability

Jan 01, 2015

New age technologies block failures, and boost bottom line. Gregory Hale reports.   Every minute counts these days. The right decisions hinge on responding to issues before they become big…

Middle Eastern promise

Jan 01, 2015

The shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, belie the plethora of offshore infrastructure – new and old – in the Middle East. Elaine Maslin probes beneath the waves. In 2005…

CAMAC acquiring 3D seismic off Gambia

Dec 15, 2014

CAMAC Energy Gambia awarded Polarcus a contract to acquire a 3D seismic survey offshore Gambia, West Africa. The Cajun Express. From FAR.   The surveys will cover approximately 1504sq…

Technip drops CGG approach

Dec 15, 2014

French engineering firm Technip has dropped its big to make an offer for fellow French seismic acquisition and services firm CGG. Technip's shares rose 6% on the announcement, while CGG's dropped 30%.  Technip, which first approached CGG over a possible offer on 10 November…

Searcher in Irish 2D seismic

Dec 04, 2014

Searcher Seismic, in conjunction with project partner MAGE, is conducting a 2D seismic survey off western Ireland. Map of Echidna Regional Broadband 2D seismic survey. From Searcher Seismic.   The Echidna…

The next frontier

Dec 01, 2014

OE spoke with experts from CGG and Ion Geophysical to ascertain where the next frontiers of future offshore oil and gas exploration will be located. These areas are certain to blossom over the next five years. Here’s how the experts answered…

Benthic to survey offshore Mozambique

Nov 28, 2014

Houston-based geosciences company Benthic has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for a deepwater geotechnical investigation in the Golfinho field offshore Mozambique. Benthic’s PROD (Portable Remotely Operated Drill)…

SeaBird gets TGS 2D seismic contract

Nov 20, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc received a letter of award (LOA) from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. (TGS) to acquire up to 300,000km of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in the US Atlantic. The survey will cover a minimum of 150,000km and up to 300…

Seabird to shoot 2D off West Africa with Harrier Explorer

Nov 17, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc received a contract award to use the MV Harrier Explorer for a 2D seismic survey in West Africa. The letter of award is for a survey with a minimum size of 2000 km, valued at approximately US$2million…

Polarcus expands multi-client footprint offshore Guinea-Bissau

Nov 14, 2014

In collaboration with Petroguin E.P., Polarcus secured additional industry prefunding to acquire a new 3D multi-client survey offshore Guinea-Bissau, expanding theits 3D multi-client data library across the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau basin in the AGC and Guinea-Bissau to over 8300sq km…

Petrobras plans 4D seismic over Lula field

Nov 07, 2014

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras announced that they will install a permanent 4D seismic monitoring system at the 1500sq km Lula field, in the pre-salt Santos basin. Four-dimensional seismic encompasses time, in addition to the three dimensions of space…

Rosneft completes East Siberian seismic

Nov 07, 2014

Rosneft has concluded seismic data acquisition on the East-Siberian-1 Block in the offshore area of the East Siberian Sea. The company carried out the seismic data survey independently with R/V Orient Explorer, with the amount of 2D work totaling 2000km…

AAPG, SEG announce joint venture

Oct 27, 2014

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) announced a joint venture to co-present oil and gas events around the world to provide their members and the oil and gas global industry…

South Africa’s western offshore attracts operators

Oct 21, 2014

Oil and gas exploration has turned many areas of Sub-Saharan Africa into economic hotspots, and operators are now looking at South Africa’s western coast. Planned infrastructure improvements may improve exploration logistics, but…

TGS, CGG begin M-WAZ Declaration survey

Oct 10, 2014

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. AS has commenced a new seismic survey —Declaration— in the Central Gulf of Mexico, expanding its Constitution group of WAZ 3D projects. The Declaration survey will cover 6061sq km (260 OCS blocks) in the Mississippi Canyon and Viosca Knoll areas…

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