Offshore Geophysics News


Geoquip Marine Upgrades DP2 Vessel

Feb 24, 2020

Offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has announced the conclusion of an extensive conversion and upgrade to its most recently acquired multipurpose geotechnical vessel, the Geoquip Speer, making it suitable for international DP operations…

Fugro: Offshore Market Grows Despite Concerns

Feb 19, 2020

The offshore oil and gas market continues to grow despite geopolitical developments and concerns over reduced global economic growth, said the Dutch multinational Fugro.'The outlook across Fugro’s market segments is positive as offshore wind…

Searcher Completes Offshore Peru Seismic Datasets

Feb 10, 2020

Australia-based Searcher Seismic has completed its offshore Peru OpenSeis 2D & 3D seismic dataset as part of its offshore Peru multi-client campaign.The ‘Offshore Peru OpenSeis Seismic Dataset’ consists of both 2D and 3D vintage seismic data…

Fugro Surveying i3's Offshore Drilling Locations

Feb 07, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has started a site survey over oil company i3 Energy's UK North Sea licenses, ahead of the planned drilling campaign later this year.North Sea-focused oil company i3 said Friday that Fugro had started the…

SAExploration Wins $42M of New Projects

Jan 23, 2020

Houston-based  global seismic services company SAExploration Holdings announced two new projects in offshore West Africa.  The projects are valued at approximately $42 million in the aggregate and are scheduled to occur primarily during the 2nd quarter of 2020 and last approximately 71 days…

Shearwater Clinches 3D Survey Work Offshore India

Jan 22, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices will carry out a 3D marine seismic survey offshore India under a new contract awarded by ONGC.The Norwegian seismic company will start the 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition campaign in Q1 2020.The 4-month survey for the Indian oil company covers 2…

Fugro Wrap Up Sea Seep Hunting Study

Jan 21, 2020

Geophysical services provider Fugro and the Colombian Maritime Authority (DIMAR) have completed a joint environmental seep hunting study to help assess the country’s resource potential in the Caribbean Sea.The study involved shallow water seabed sediment coring…

Polarcus Kicks Off Australia Survey

Jan 20, 2020

Polarcus has begun the latest phase of the Cygnus regional multi-client 3D survey in the Vulcan Sub-basin, offshore north-west Australia, the marine geophysical company announced on Monday.The 1,500-square-kilometer Phase 3 South survey, covering the Skua…

ION Reimaging 3D Data Offshore Uruguay

Jan 16, 2020

ION Geophysical Corporation, a provider of geophysical technology, services and solutions to the global oil and gas industry, has launched Tannat 3D, a multi-client reimaging program offshore Uruguay.Leveraging the ION’s existing regional UruguaySPAN data and subsurface knowledge…

Saipem Contracts Cathie for NnG

Jan 12, 2020

The offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy Cathie Group has secured a contract by the Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem to provide geotechnical assistance for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in the UK…

Equinor, Lundin Tap Shearwater for 4D Surveys

Jan 09, 2020

Norwegian seismic player Shearwater has signed letters of intent with Equinor for three 4D towed streamer projects by Equinor. Apart from the Equinor LoIs, Shearwater has secured 4D Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) project with Lundin Norway for the 2020 North Sea summer season…

SeaBird signs Asia survey LoA

Jan 09, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic acquisition firm SeaBird Exploration has secured a letter of award for a survey in Asia.In a brief statement issued Thursday, Seabird kept details scarce. The company said the survey would begin at the end of Q1 and was expected to be completed in Q2 2020…

Fugro Takes Over Seabed Geosolutions

Dec 30, 2019

Fugro announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire CGG’s 40% shareholding in Seabed Geosolutions and to terminate the Seabed Geosolutions’ joint venture agreement effective December 30, 2019 in exchange for a cash consideration of $35 million…

Equinor Re-ups Magseis Fairfield Contract

Dec 24, 2019

Magseis Fairfield announced Norwegian energy company Equinor had awarded four-year renewal for its reservoir monitoring program for the Snorre and Grane fields in the Norwegian North Sea.The containerized permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) system…

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