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Nereus ROV lost in Kermadec Trench off NZ

May 13, 2014

On Saturday, 10 May 2014, at 2 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Friday EDT), the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereus was confirmed lost at 9990m (6.2mi.) depth in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand. The unmanned vehicle was working…

Task and Fronterra merge

Apr 23, 2014

Task Geoscience and Fronterra Integrated Geosciences are to merge to become geoscience consultancy – the Task Fronterra Group. Task Fronterra has received a financial injection of growth capital investment from the UK's Business Growth Fund…

New Zealand announces 2014 block offer

Apr 03, 2014

New Zealand's Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges announced the country's third block offering. Up for grabs is a total of 405,000sq km, including both on and offshore acreage. Offshore release areas include the Reinga-Northland Basin…

Statoil bets on Flemish Pass

Apr 01, 2014

A lot has changed for Statoil in the past four years. In 2010, the company had two core exploration areas (the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the US Gulf of Mexico), said Jez Averty, Senior Vice President of Exploration for Statoil, North America…

dGB opens office in Brazil

Mar 12, 2014

Dutch seismic interpretation solutions provider dGB Earth Sciences has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro because of the growing market for seismic interpretation solutions in South America. The company's open-source seismic interpretation platform…

BOEM's take on seismic testing

Feb 27, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published its final environmental review of G&G survey activities off the Mid and South Atlantic coast. The review establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts…

Gaining traction

Feb 03, 2014

UTEC’s Jim Edmunds explains how the company’s geoROV tool can assist with geotechnical surveys. Geotechnical surveys are a prerequisite for establishing engineering soil parameters to enable robust and efficient seabed interaction design solutions – foundation design…

Chariot completes Namibian 2D survey

Jan 06, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd has completed a 2128km 2D seismic survey in southern block 2714B offshore Namibia, the company announced. The survey was carried out by Dolphin Geophysical Ltd using the seismic vessel Artemis Atlantic to provide…

BG spuds Kenyan well

Jan 06, 2014

BG spudded its Sunbird-1 exploration well offshore Kenya, joint venture partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas announced. The well is in license area L10A, ub 721m water depth. The Deepsea Metro 1drillship is expected to take 50-60 days to drill 3000m below sea level…

Barents seismic cooperation

Dec 31, 2013

Seismic acquisition firms Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) and TGS have announced new contracts and an expanded co-operation agreement in the Barents Sea. The two firms said they will increase the number of blocks covered in the Barents Sea cooperation agreement from 11 to 17…

Kongsberg Maritime delivers autonomous cameras for OOI

Dec 17, 2013

The Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. Camera group Systems & Projects Team has delivered the first set of cabled IP Digital Still Camera Stations (CAMDS) to the University of Washington. The delivery is for the regional cabled observatory component…

Seismic starts offshore Benin

Dec 09, 2013

TGS has started acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey covering 2022sq km offshore Benin. The BR-13 survey will be TGS' second 3D survey in Benin. The 3D data will build upon current subsurface knowledge and provide improved imaging of deep Cretaceous and Tertiary strata…

CGG back in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 07, 2013

CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex.  The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever proprietary 3D wide-azimuth program to be conducted worldwide…

Pura Vida enters Madagascar

Nov 01, 2013

Australia’s Pura Vida has agreed a farm-in deal giving it a 50% stake in the Ambilobe area office Madagascar, east Africa. The firm has also finalized a farm-out deal offshore Morocco.  Pura Vida will take a 50% stake in the Ambilobe block…

Europa: South Porcupine seismic completed

Oct 24, 2013

Europa Oil & Gas says a 1500sq km 3D seismic acquisition program on Frontier Exploration Licences (FELs) 2/13 and 3/13 in the South Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland, using the MV Polarcus Amani, has completed.  Kosmos Energy Ireland…

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