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BGP starts Cuba 2D multi-client survey

Nov 23, 2016

BGP Marine started a 2D multiclient survey, offshore Cuba, after signing a contract with Cuba-Petroleo Co. (CUPET). Map from BGP. The project comprises 25,000 km of 2D long-offset…

EMGS extends Malaysia EM contract

Nov 17, 2016

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into a firm contract with an oil company in Malaysia, confirming the provisional agreement announced oN 1 November 2016. The contract extension is worth approximately US$8 million and relates to a 3D EM data acquisition offshore Sabah…

OGA issues new seismic contracts

Nov 15, 2016

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded four new contracts worth about US1.25 million (£1 million) to supply more than 10,000km of reprocessed proprietary 2D seismic data of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as part of the UK Government funded seismic acquisition program…

Eidesvik inks CGG double contact

Nov 14, 2016

French seismic firm CGG has awarded Eidesvik two contracts for the seismic vessels Vantage and Veritas Viking. The contracts, scheduled to start in January 2017, are 180 days firm each, with further options available. The Vantage…

SAE nets ocean bottom contract

Nov 09, 2016

Houston-headquartered SAExploration has won a ca.US$35 million contract to provide a 3D deepwater ocean-bottom marine project in West Africa. SAE expects to initiate this project in late 2016 and complete it in Q1 2017. The project will…

SeaBird bags Gulf of Guinea job

Nov 04, 2016

SeaBird Exploration will use the Osprey Explorer for an upcoming ocean bottom seismic survey in Gulf of Guinea. The project is anticipated to start in late Q4 2016 and will have a duration of approximately two to three months.

IOG drops Cronx plans

Nov 01, 2016

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has received initial results from new interpretations of 3D seismic data covering the Blythe Hub licenses in their Southern North Sea (SNS) portfolio and also provides a further update on the Cronx acquisition…

Thorn of Africa

Nov 01, 2016

A flurry of major gas discoveries in East Africa in 2012 shone a spotlight on the region. Four years later, while efforts to bring some of those resources to market via LNG developments are progressing, the exploration effort offshore appears to be in the doldrums…

LNG a-go-go

Nov 01, 2016

Mozambique’s emerging LNG business may be picking up after a quiet period. John Sheehan reports on progress made, including Eni’s Coral FLNG project. An Anadarko employee. Images from Anadarko…

OGA gets 29 applications for licensing round

Oct 31, 2016

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has attracted 29 applications covering 113 blocks in the latest offshore licensing round which targeted under-explored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The 29th frontier licensing round, launched on 27 July 2016…

Statoil, YPF in Argentina pact

Oct 28, 2016

Norwegian giant Statoil and Argentina’s state owned company YPF have entered a cooperation agreement to study the offshore areas of Argentina. Darre, Dodson. Image from YPF. YPF CEO Ricardo Darre…

TGS expands Atlantic margin data set

Oct 28, 2016

TGS is expanding its North West Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) multi-client library in the Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Conarky Basin (MSGBC). It has plans to acquire more than 11,500km of long-offset broadband 2D seismic data as well as magnetic and gravity data…

Russia, Norway exchange Barents seismic data

Oct 26, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea…

Fugro to probe US offshore wind development option

Oct 26, 2016

Fugro has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease, offshore Massachusetts. Fugro’s state-of-the-art, 105m drilling vessel M/V Fugro Synergy will perform the study…

CGG lands deepwater Perdido WAZ survey

Oct 25, 2016

Mexico’s national oil company Pemex has awarded French seismic firm CGG a major contract to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deepwater of the Perdido area…

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