Offshore Geophysics News - page 55


On board the broadband bandwagon

May 01, 2012

Seismic surveys with increased bandwidth are the way forward. There will be some winners and losers, reports Andrew McBarnet.Talk about the boss ignoring the spoiler alert. In the last few weeks new Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard has been…

Emu

Apr 28, 2012

Marine survey and environmental consultancy Emu, with annual revenues over E20 million, has been acquired by Fugro.

Gil Howell new manager of design & marketing and sales

Apr 02, 2012

Gil Howell has been appointed Dolphin Geophysical’s Houston-based manager of design, marketing and sales of NASA region multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys.

Michael Wilson chief geophysicist of WHL Energy

Apr 02, 2012

Michael Wilson has returned to Australia as chief geophysicist of WHL Energy. He worked for Esso/Exxon Australia and Woodside Energy before relocating to Vietnam to provide geophysical consultancy services for a number of companies.

EM expectations rise on celebratory tide

Apr 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet joins in a 10th birthday party.It is not entirely coincidental that the current market optimism discernible in the marine seismic community extends to the offshore electromagnetic (EM) survey business. The two technology applications…

Passive seismic eyes active role offshore

Feb 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet speculates whether evolving microseismic monitoring technology being harnessed for the US onshore shale gas revolution could end up offshore. The rapid development of US onshore shale gas must count as the most stunning turnaround ever in the country's energy prospects…

Nancy Bowers

Jan 10, 2012

Dr Nancy Bowers (pictured) has joined Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services as senior geophysicist, based in Houston and responsible for gravity and magnetic data sales. Bowers previously owned and operated Subsurface Interpretation Services.

Creating the right environment

Dec 01, 2011

Andrew McBarnet says it makes sense for the oil and gas E&P business to provide more independently researched evidence documenting best environmental practice in its operations. A recent fragment in the oil industry news cycle noted that electromagnetic…

What are they thinking?

Nov 02, 2011

Andrew McBarnet puts the decision-making of marine seismic companies under the microscope.Carrying on where we left off (OE last month), the future of financially troubled SeaBird Exploration and its ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition business remains unclear…

products in action- November 2011

Nov 01, 2011

Mooring Chevron's Jack/St MaloMore than 164,000ft of polyester mooring rope plus accessories and field inspection support services are to be supplied by Parker Hannifin's energy products division for Chevron's Jack/ St Malo floating production unit…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

Playground of the western world

Sep 01, 2011

Mindful of Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this month, Andrew McBarnet explains why seismic companies keep coming back to the mainly mature offshore hydrocarbon province of northwest Europe.It's not the most elegant of sayings but 'there's life…

Integrating exploration tools

Aug 02, 2011

Integrating several imaging and modeling technologies can reduce exploration risk. Ian Bryant (Schlumberger) and Paul Xu (formerly of Ipex) present an integrated basin and petroleum system study that predicted many oil and gas accumulations in a relatively unexplored region offshore Brazil…

Marine EM back on the right wavelength

Aug 01, 2011

Andrew McBarnet detects a rebuilding of industry confidence in marine controlled source electromagnetic surveys after a troubled period for the operators of the technology.It is now almost exactly 10 years since a somewhat historic scientific…

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