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Cairn to explore off Malta

Feb 14, 2013

On 7 December 2012, the Government of Malta awarded three offshore blocks totaling 6,400sq km to Capricorn Malta, a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy. Cairn CEO Simon Thomson, who succeeded Sir Bill Gammell as chief executive in July 2011…

Total acquires acreage off Cyprus

Feb 07, 2013

Total to begin seismic acquisition off CyprusCyprus map (Image: Total)Total entered two production sharing contracts with the Republic of Cyprus for Blocks 10 and 11, the company announced on 6 February 2013. The awards are a part of the country's second offshore exploration licensing round…

Shallow-water seismic acquisition to begin off Ecuador

Feb 06, 2013

SMG to use Fairfield Z-700 ocean-bottom nodesFairfield Industries’ Z-700 nodesRussia’s Federal State Unitary Scientific & Production Company for Marine Geological Prospecting(State SEVMORGEO Company or SMG) has contracted UK-based WGP Exploration Ltd…

How the seismic map is changing

Feb 01, 2013

Andrew McBarnet assesses the state of the marine seismic business and where it is going in 2013.Rarely, if ever, can the marine seismic business have been so busy in so many places around the world. Demand for surveys is nearly at an almost all-time high…

Ganesh Murdeshwar

Feb 01, 2013

Houston-headquartered MicroSeismic Inc. has hired Ganesh Murdeshwar as Vice President for its Calgary office. Murdeshwar will lead the sales, analysis, and operations teams. He comes to MicroSeismic from Tagle Information Technology, where he served as president and chief operating officer…

Providence spots Irish play

Jan 24, 2013

Survey reveals new oil prospect off Ireland Click to view largerProvidence Resources P.l.c. has provided an update on its 100% owned and operated licences P1885 and PL 5/10 in the Rathlin Basin, offshore Northern Ireland. In 2012, Providence…

Chevron expands Moroccan presence

Jan 22, 2013

Chevron grabs 75% stake in 3 deepwater areasClick to view larger mapChevron subsidiary, Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd, has signed petroleum agreements with Morocco's Office National Des Hydrocarbures Et Des Mines for three offshore areas…

Chevron scores Chinese PSCs

Jan 18, 2013

Chevron signs up for South China Sea acreageChevron China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) have entered into production sharing contracts (PSC) for two exploration blocks in the South China Sea, the company announced on 16 January 2013…

TGS begins Sunfish survey

Jan 17, 2013

TGS commences 3D data acquisition off LiberiaPolarcus Asima vesselTGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 km2 of highly prospective acreage in the Harper Basin, offshore Liberia.…

EMGS wins Asian survey

Jan 17, 2013

EMGS wins contract for 3D EM data acquisitionBOA Thalassa vesselEMGS has received a Letter of Intent for a contract totaling approximately six months of 3D EM data acquisition in Asia. Final confirmation and award of the program is dependent on the customer's internal Tender Board approval…

Chariot concludes Mauritania seismic

Jan 14, 2013

Fugro-Geoteam completes Block C19 acquisitionMap of MauritaniaChariot Oil & Gas Ltd. has completed its 3500km2 3D seismic acquisition program in Block C19 offshore Mauritania. The survey was contracted to and carried out by Fugro-Geoteam…

Water jet propulsion

Jan 10, 2013

US-based NAMJet recently provided a propulsion solution for Norwegian shipbuilder Westplast AS’s new seismic survey vessel WP950. The vessel is powered by twin 15in TraktorJet TJ 381 water jets, which can propel the vessel to 28 knots and provide 6393lb of bollard pull…

Colloquy: Antifragility: Can this industry thrive with disorder?

Jan 09, 2013

Nina M. Rach COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Despite the widespread pop-culture interpretation of the Mayan calendar, the world did not end in an apocalypse on 21 December 2012, just as the Y2K date bug did not cause utilities and other critical infrastructure to fail on 1 January 2000…

Planning on a better future

Jan 09, 2013

Andrew McBarnetIf there was such a thing as an annual horoscope for the marine seismic and related geophysical businesses, then in the coming year we can expect at least some improvement on 2012. In other words, unless there is some totally unexpected destabilizing economic…

Sobering thought

Jan 04, 2013

In his keynote speech at the ITF technology showcase, BP North Sea regional president Trevor Garlick spoke of his personal determination to ensure his company takes a leadership role in technology in the North Sea. He noted that relative to…

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