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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…

Arbitration to Resolve Magseis Fairfield, Fairfield Industries Dispute

Feb 18, 2022

Norway-based ocean bottom node survey firm Magseis Fairfield ASA, which has been in a mediation process with Fairfield Industries Inc. regarding certain contractual claims between the parties, said Friday that the mediation has been canceled and that the dispute would be solved by arbitration…

Gazprom Neft Wraps Six-vessel Shallow Water Seismic Survey in Kara Sea

Feb 14, 2022

Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft has recently completed a seismic data acquisition project at the Yuzhno-Obsky license block, located in the waters of the Gulf of Ob in the Kara Sea.The objective of the six-vessel survey campaign was to clarify the structure of promising underlying geological features…

Magseis Fairfield Firms Up North Sea 4D Survey Gig

Feb 09, 2022

Norwegian ocean bottom node seismic survey company Magseis Fairfield on Wednesday announced the final signing of a 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey in the North Sea, first announced in November.The company had on November 23, 2021, announced a conditional award of the contract…

Petrobras to Use Shearwater's Seismic Processing Software 'Reveal'

Feb 08, 2022

Shearwater GeoServices has signed 'a significant' licensing contract for its Shearwater Reveal geophysical software with Petrobras. The agreement includes the provision of associated training and support services.Under the agreement, Petrobras’…

Shearwater GeoServices, ConocoPhillips 'Reveal' Tech Collab

Feb 04, 2022

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has signed a technology sale and transfer deal with the oil firm ConocoPhillips, involving seismic imaging technology that will be implemented in Shearwater's Reveal software.According to Shearwater…

Shell Taps OCTIO for Geophysical Monitoring at Ormen Lange Field

Feb 04, 2022

OCTIO, as of recently a subsidiary of Reach Subsea, has secured a multi-year geophysical monitoring contract with Shell in Norway for the Ormen Lange offshore field. “OCTIO welcomes the opportunity to continue to support A/S Norske Shell at Ormen Lange…

Ireland's First: XOCEAN Deploys Uncrewed Vessel for Survey in Irish Waters

Feb 03, 2022

XOCEAN last week launched an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) in Ireland to carry out an environmental survey of the seabed in collaboration with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). Launched off County Louth coast, off the Mid-East Region of Ireland…

Jan De Nul Group Orders USV for Offshore Surveys

Feb 02, 2022

Marine dredging and installation services contractor Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic's Mariner Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, after the Beluga whale…

PGS Nets 4D Survey Gig in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 31, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey company PGS said Monday it had won a contract for a 4D survey in the Gulf of Mexico.PGS said it would use a Ramform Titan-class vessel for the project. The survey is expected to begin late February and en in late March…

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