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Gigante coring program complete

Mar 01, 2017

TDI-Brooks International, under contract to TGS, recently completed a coring program for the Gigante survey in the Gulf of Mexico. Map of Gigante, from TDI-Brooks. TDI-Brooks…

CGG sheds light on Mexico’s seismic scene

Mar 01, 2017

Audrey Leon speaks with Karim Lassel, Director General, CGG México, to get the company’s perspective on Mexico’s geology, the energy reform, and much more. CGG’s sister vessels, the Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega…

SeaBird gets Caribbean work

Feb 24, 2017

SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement to provide a 2D seismic vessel for an upcoming survey in the Caribbean. The project is anticipated to commence in the second half of March and will have a duration of approximately one month. SeaBird will be using the Harrier Explorer for the project…

CGG completes Bapco AGG survey off Bahrain

Feb 16, 2017

CGG has completed the acquisition and processing of the first-ever airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Conducted on behalf of the Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco), this was the first commercial survey to be acquired worldwide using FalconPlus…

Polarcus bags West Africa 4D

Feb 09, 2017

Polarcus has received a letter of award for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project is due to start in Q2 2017 and will run for approximately one month.

TGS starts GoM multibeam survey

Feb 02, 2017

TGS started the Otos multibeam survey and the first stage of a seep and geochemistry program in the US Gulf of Mexico. The survey is designed to mirror the successful Gigante multibeam and seep study in the Mexican Gulf of Mexico, conducted in 2016…

Spectrum starts Potiguar Basin survey

Jan 24, 2017

Spectrum has commenced a 6000km Multi-Client 2D survey offshore Brazil in the Potiguar Basin. The acquisition program is an extension of Spectrum's 2013 Potiguar Phase 1 survey. Spectrum's Equatorial Margin database offshore Brazil, currently totals more than 110…

Teledyne releases Klein side-scan/bathymetry module

Jan 23, 2017

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has released a side scan/bathymetry module that incorporates US-based Klein Marine Systems’ UUV-3500 high-resolution side scan sonar with optional bathymetry sonar…

EMGS, TGS expands Barents agreement

Jan 20, 2017

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical (TGS) have agreed to expand the companies' cooperation agreement in the Barents Sea.  TGS will be investing in a 3D CSEM data acquisition project related to the 24th licensing round in Norway…

Seabed gets West Africa 4D project

Jan 20, 2017

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration of six-weeks. The crew is currently in the mobilization phase of the project, which will…

Searcher, CGG start Foxhound reprocessing

Jan 19, 2017

Searcher Seismic and partner CGG have started the PSDM reprocessing of about 1668sq km of 3D seismic data in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The project comprises broadband PSDM reprocessing of the Western portion of the existing Foxhound 3D Seismic Survey…

TGS begins AM17 3D in Norwegian Sea

Jan 19, 2017

Industry funding will support TGS’ first new multi-client acquisition project in 2017, AM17 Atlantic Margin 3D in the Norwegian Sea. AM17 is a 40,000sq km project in the central-southern Norwegian Sea. The 3D survey will cover largely…

Polarcus inks West Africa 3D project

Jan 09, 2017

Polarcus received a letter of intent for a broadband 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project is due to start in Q1 2017 and will run for approximately one month.

Updated: BOEM denies six Atlantic G&G permits

Jan 06, 2017

A decision by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to deny six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications for airgun seismic surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean has caused uproar in the industry…

Mermaid extends Resolution charter

Jan 03, 2017

Mermaid Maritime’s Indonesian business unit PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia has agreed an additional one-year charter for the DP2 multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Resolution. The Resolution is a remotely operated vehicle and air diving support vessel…

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