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Three Firms Apply for CO2 Storage Acreage Offshore Norway

Jun 09, 2022

Three companies have applied for future storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said Thursday.Norway in April announced a new area for CO2 storage in the North Sea, citing growing interest from the industry…

Seismic Surveys: Shearwater Launches 'Lightest, smallest, and smartest node ever'

Jun 08, 2022

Marine seismic player Shearwater GeoServices on Wednesday announced the launch of Pearl, “a significant advance in ocean bottom nodal technology with several industry-first innovations.”According to Shearwater, the Pearl node offers a new standard…

Ocean Floor Geophysics Buys NCS Subsea and Its P-Cable System

Jun 03, 2022

Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (OFG) has completed its acquisition of NCS SubSea, which provides ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic data to the oil and gas and new energy markets via its P-Cable system.According to info on NCS SubSea's website, P-Cable is a compact…

Shearwater GeoServices Wins Work at CCUS Project in UK

May 31, 2022

Marine seismic survey firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract in the UK related to a carbon capture and storage project.The project, awarded by BP on behalf of the Northern Endurance Partnership  (NEP), is for geophysical data processing and imaging to advance the East Coast Cluster…

Fugro Deploys Mobile Rig for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Work

May 24, 2022

Dutch marine survey services firm Fugro is back on the water for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind off the U.S. east coast, conducting a third year of integrated site characterisation services for the New Jersey-based offshore wind farm developer…

Equinor Taps CGG for Gullfaks Seismic Work

May 19, 2022

French seismic data acquisition and processing company CGG won a multi-year contract with the Norwegian energy company Equinor.The contract is for 4D seismic imaging of multiple towed-streamer and OBC datasets from the Gullfaks field area in the Norwegian North Sea…

UK-based Waste Management Firm to Store CO2 Under Seabed in Norway

May 13, 2022

Cory, a UK-based waste management and recycling company, might soon ship carbon dioxide from its 'energy from waste operation' on the River Thame in London to Norway's Northern Lights subsea carbon storage facilities.Cory and Northern Lights…

BP and Equinor Win CO2 Storage Licenses in UK North Sea

May 12, 2022

Oil and gas companies BP and Equinor have been awarded licenses to store CO2 under the UK North Sea seabed.According to the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), which awarded the licenses with an appraisal term of eight years, the Southern…

PGS, TGS in Another Seismic Survey Off Canada, Ahead of November Licensing Round

May 12, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data companies TGS and PGS said Thursday that they had, as a joint venture, secured pre-funding for the South Bank 3D phase II multi-client project offshore Canada, extending on the South Bank phase I survey acquired in 2020…

Petrobras Extends Deal for Use of CGG's Seismic Processing Software

May 11, 2022

French offshore seismic data services company CGG said Wednesday that it had recently signed an expanded five-year licensing agreement with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras for Geovation seismic processing and imaging software.CGG said the…

ION Geophysical Reprocesses 62,000 km of Colombia's Vintage Offshore Seismic Data

May 06, 2022

Offshore seismic data company ION Geophysical has completed reprocessing of the prestack time and depth imaging of over 62,000 km of legacy data acquired from the National Hydrocarbon Agency of Colombia (ANH) for its Colombia Caribe 2D reprocessing program…

PGS to Start Large Offshore Survey in Norwegian Sea Next Week

May 05, 2022

Norwegian seismic company PGS said Thursday it had secured solid industry pre-funding for a large MultiClient survey on the Northwest shelf of the Norwegian Sea. The Ramform Atlas vessel is currently mobilizing for the survey, with scheduled acquisition starting around May 10…

iXblue's USV Used for Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Bathymetric Survey

May 05, 2022

French autonomous robotics company iXblue has recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located…

PXGEO Activates Second OBN Crew for CGG Project in North Sea

May 03, 2022

Marine seismic company PXGEO said Tuesday it was activating a second Ocean Bottom Node crew for a seismic acquisition project in the North Sea.'CGG has awarded this work to PXGEO as part of a hybrid streamer and ocean bottom node project, with a duration of approximately three months…

PGS Wins Wide Azimuth 3D Survey Contract Offshore Cyprus

May 03, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey company PGS has won a Wide Azimuth 3D acquisition contract offshore Cyprus. PGS, which owns a fleet of seismic survey vessels, said that mobilization was scheduled to start in mid-June. The acquisition is expected to complete in mid-August…

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