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Carbon Transition Sells More Utsira Multi-Client Library Data

Dec 14, 2021

Oslo-listed firm Carbon Transition has entered into a new $2 million multi-client seismic data licensing contract with an undisclosed customer. 'Under the contract, the customer will license certain data from Carbon Transition’s Utsira multi-client library in Norway…

SeaBird Gets Termination Notice for OBN Source Vessel Contract

Dec 13, 2021

Marine seismic firm SeaBird Exploration, a subsidiary of seabed minerals-focused Green Energy Group, said Friday it had received notice of termination regarding work for the Fulmar Explorer vessel.SeaBird in October said it had entered into…

PGS Secures 3D Survey Deal in W. Africa

Dec 13, 2021

Norwegian seismic data firm PGS has said it has secured awarded a 3D exploration contract in West Africa.A Ramform Titan-class vessel is scheduled to start the survey work in early February 2022 and will complete it in mid-March. 'We are very pleased with this contract award…

Fugro's Survey Vessel to Run on Methanol as Part of Dutch Push to Lower Emissions in Shipping

Dec 10, 2021

A Fugro-led consortium has secured a grant from Dutch Government’s Netherlands Enterprise Agency for the development of methanol as a low-carbon shipping fuel.The MENENS (Methanol as Energy Step Towards Emission-free Dutch Shipping) consortium has 22 partners…

SEA-KIT to Expand Fleet with New 12m USV

Dec 09, 2021

Uncrewed surface vessel specialist SEA-KIT International has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.  This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave…

Reach Subsea Acquires OCTIO from Equinor

Dec 08, 2021

Reach Subsea has agreed to buy OCTIO AS, a provider of monitoring solutions for oil and gas producing fields and CO2 storage reservoirs, from Equinor Ventures.OCTIO performs the geophysical studies that lead to overall monitoring strategies…

Carbon Transition Names Interim CEO

Dec 06, 2021

Oslo-listed company Carbon Transition has appointed Nils Haugestad as interim CEO as of December 6, 2021. Haugestad will also remain in his position as CFO of the company.Haugestad has been with the company since April 2020, having joined from…

S. Africans Protest against Shell's Offshore Oil Exploration

Dec 06, 2021

South Africans took to their beaches on Sunday to protest against plans by Royal Dutch Shell to do seismic oil exploration they say will threaten marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, seals, and penguins on a pristine coastal stretch.A South…

Carbon Transition in Utsira Multi-Client Seismic Data Deal

Dec 03, 2021

Oslo-listed firm Carbon Transition said Friday it had entered into a new multi-client seismic data licensing contract with an undisclosed customer.'Under the contract, the customer will license certain data from Carbon Transition’s Utsira multi…

'Repeat Customer' Taps Magseis Fairfield for Gulf of Mexico OBN Survey

Dec 03, 2021

Oslo-listed ocean bottom node seismic specialist Magseis Fairfield said Friday it had won a 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey contract in the Gulf of Mexico from a repeat customer. It did not say who the client was.The survey will be conducted with Magseis Fairfield’s ZXPLR technology…

Shell Wins Court Case to Kick Off Seismic Surveys Offshore South Africa

Dec 03, 2021

A South African high court on Friday struck down an urgent application brought by environmentalists to stop oil major Royal Dutch Shell from starting seismic surveys to explore for petroleum systems off the eastern seaboard's popular Wild Coast…

Petrobras Hires PGS for 'Significant' 4D Survey Offshore Brazil

Dec 03, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition company PGS said Friday it was scheduled to start a significant 4D acquisition survey for Petrobras over the Roncador and Albacora Leste fields offshore Brazil in Q2 2022. The acquisition is expected to complete in Q3 2022…

PXGEO Completes 4D OBN Program for Petrobras in Brazil

Nov 29, 2021

Marine seismic contractor PXGEO has completed the Sapinhoa 4D Baseline ocean bottom node program in the deepwater Santos Basin, offshore Brazil, for the BMS-9 consortium, which is controlled by Petrobras.The four-month project, which used PXGEO's Manta OBN technology…

CGG Launches Carbon Storage Screening Study

Nov 26, 2021

French company CGG, best known for offshore seismic data services, has released a new carbon storage screening study.CGG said the study, called GeoVerse, would support CCUS operators in quickly identifying suitable CO2 storage sites. 'This Northern North Sea study…

PGS Wins 4D Seismic Survey Gig in North Sea

Nov 24, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition firm PGS has won a 4D survey contract in the North Sea.The company said Wednesday that a Ramform Titan-class vessel was scheduled to start the acquisition in early August of 2022 and complete it in mid-September…

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