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Magseis Fairfield Awarded OBN Contract in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 25, 2022

Magseis Fairfield said on Monday it has been awarded an OBN project in the Gulf of MexicoThe Norwegian company last month revealed it had been awarded the conditional contract, and today confirmed the deal has been executed.The project is scheduled…

PGS Wins Seismic Survey Contracts in Indonesia and Australia

Jul 21, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey contractor PGS said Thursday it had won a significant 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Indonesia with a major energy company. Also, PGS said it had secured a major 4D acquisition contract offshore Australia with an international energy company…

'Material' Resource Boost for Chariot's Gas Assets Offshore Morocco

Jul 20, 2022

Africa-focused oil and gas company Chariot on Wednesday announced a 'material increase' in gas resource estimates for its assets offshore Morocco, as it works to reach a final investment decision for the Anchois gas field development.The company…

Green Energy Group Sells Petrel Explorer Survey Vessel

Jul 19, 2022

Norwegian company Green Energy Group has agreed to sell its Petrel Explorer seismic survey vessel.The company, which last year rebranded to Green Energy Group from Seabird Exploration to reflect a strategic shift in business towards green energy transition…

Eidesvik Offshore Subsea Viking to Stay Busy Until Year End

Jul 14, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has won a contract with an undisclosed client for the Subsea Viking multi-purpose support vessel.The new contract for the 1999-built vessel will start in the third quarter of 2022 in direct continuation of the current contract…

TDI-Brooks Names Rich Hendren VP

Jul 11, 2022

Marine data acquisition services company TDI-Brooks announced it has named Rich Hendren Ph.D. to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Operations Integrity and Quality DevelopmentHendren retired from the U.S. Navy after over 30 years of service in submarines…

Offshore Seismic Firms TGS, CGG to Acquire Certain Assets of ION Geophysical as Part of Chapter 11 Case

Jul 06, 2022

Seismic data companies TGS and CGG said this week they were successful in their respective bids in the auction process conducted in relation to their rival's ION Geophysical Corporation’s (ION) Chapter 11 bankruptcy case pending in the United…

Woodside Hires Shearwater for 4D Survey Work Over Scarborough, Jupiter Fields off Australia

Jul 06, 2022

Marine seismic data acquisition firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract with Woodside in Australia for a 4D baseline survey work over gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin Australia. The survey is expected to take 2-3 months to acquire, and will be conducted by the Geo Coral vessel…

BP Hires CGG for Seismic Work Offshore Egypt

Jul 05, 2022

French seismic data processing company CGG said Tuesday it had won a contract with BP and its JV Partner Pharaonic Petroleum Co for the 3D seismic imaging of the first OBN survey ever conducted in the Nile delta covering the Atoll and Atoll North fields…

TGS Buys Prediktor

Jul 01, 2022

Norwegian company TGS has acquired Prediktor AS, a provider of asset management and real-time data management solutions to renewable and energy asset owners.'Established in 1995, the company has carried out thousands of installations on mission…

Petrobras Extends Reservoir Characterization Services Contract with CGG

Jun 30, 2022

French oil and gas seismic data firm CGG said Thursday it had secured a four-year contract extension for its dedicated reservoir services center for Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.'[CGG's] in-house team of reservoir characterization specialists…

Seismic Firm TGS Launches Takeover Offer for OBN Specialist Magseis Fairfield

Jun 29, 2022

Norwegian seismic data acquisition and processing company TGS is set to acquire all shares of the Norwegian ocean bottom node survey specialist Magseis Fairfield.TGS will put forward a voluntary exchange offer to acquire all shares of Magseis…

TGS to Reprocess Greater Catcher Area Seismic Data

Jun 28, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced a new seismic reprocessing project 'designed to secure exploration success in the Western Margins of the Central North Sea.'This project will see the reprocessing of 3…

Apache, Shell Win Offshore Exploration Blocks in Uruguay

Jun 27, 2022

Uruguay's ANCAP has awarded three of the six available offshore blocks on its continental shelf to Shell and Apache, following bids received in the most recent ANCAP 2022 Open Bidding Round.Shell won the rights to the shallow-water block OFF-2 and deepwater Block OFF-7…

ION Geophysical Wraps 3D Seismic Project in Mauritania

Jun 24, 2022

ION Geophysical has completed the reprocessing and reimaging of approximately 19,100 km² of 3D seismic data offshore West Africa for its Mauritania 3D reprocessing program. The multi-client program was undertaken through an exclusive agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum…

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