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Polarcus extends South America contract

Feb 08, 2017

Seismic firm Polarcus has been given an extension to a 3D marine seismic project in South America. The first phase of the project was completed in August 2016. The second phase is due to start in March 2017 and will take about three months…

Contracts awarded for SW Britain and East Shetland Platform

Feb 06, 2017

As part of the 21st Century Exploration Road Map initiative (21CXRM), the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in collaboration with the 21CXRM Technical Advisory Committee, has awarded two contracts for petroleum system related studies for the East Shetland Platform and South West Approaches areas…

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…

Cutting completion costs

Feb 01, 2017

The UK North Sea has an industry target to cut well completion costs by 50%. Elaine Maslin reports. Looking up through a derrick. Photo from BP. Well construction accounts for…

Java Offshore gains Asian Geos stake

Jan 25, 2017

Java Offshore has gained a majority stake in Asian Geos Sdn Bhd, a specialist offshore geotechnical and geophysical service provider within the Asia Pacific market from both Gardline Geosciences and Helms Geomarine Sdn Bhd in a recent acquisition deal…

Spectrum makes offer for MultiClient Geophysical

Jan 25, 2017

Norwegian geoscience firm Spectrum has made an offer to acquire fellow Norwegian outfit MultiClient Geophysical for US$13.94 million (NOK 116 million). The offer trumps an earlier offer made by UK-based geoscience firm Geoex by about…

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…

TGS inks seismic contracts with Shearwater, Polarcus

Jan 20, 2017

Norway's TGS has inked two new seismic vessel contracts with Norwegian geoscience firms Shearwater GeoServices and Polarcus, for surveys in Europe. Shearwater GeoServices has agreements for two surveys, one firm and one optional, starting between March and May 2017…

EMGS gets 20% reduced vessel rate deal

Jan 20, 2017

Norway's Electromagnetic Geoservices has signed a new charter agreement for the vessel BOA Thalassa with BOA SBL at new and improved commercial terms. The new terms are valid through 1 October 2019 with an option to extend the new agreement through 1 April 2021…

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…

Petrobras, Halliburton ink technology pact

Jan 11, 2017

Oil services giant Halliburton and Brazil’s Petrobras have signed a technology cooperation agreement that will advance collaboration in a diverse set of projects targeting complex reservoirs such as deepwater pre-salt and mature fields, offshore Brazil…

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