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CGG Starts Seismic Reimaging Program in Ivory Coast's Tano Basin

Sep 28, 2023

France-based marine seismic data firm CGG has announced the start of a major new multi-client 3D PSDM reimaging program in the Tano Basin offshore Ivory Coast, in association with the country’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and national oil company…

Woodside Needs New Seismic Approval for Scarborough Gas Project

Sep 28, 2023

Australia's federal court on Thursday halted approval for Woodside to conduct seismic blasting under the seabed for its $12 billion Scarborough gas project after a legal challenge by an Indigenous woman.The court's ruling marked another win for groups opposing fossil fuel developments…

AUV Specialist Argeo Partners Up With Marine Seismic Giant Shearwater GeoServices

Sep 27, 2023

Argeo, a provider of robotic and digital solutions for the ocean space, and Shearwater GeoServices, a global provider of geophysical marine seismic acquisition and processing services, have entered a strategic alliance for innovating and pioneering…

Fugro to Convert Two PSVs to Geotechnical Vessels

Sep 26, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro will convert the Fugro Resilience and the Topaz Endurance, two ULSTEIN PX121 platform supply vessels (PSVs), to geotechnical vessels, targeting their deployment in the global offshore renewable energy market…

Egypt Launches Oil and Gas Exploration Bidding Round

Sep 25, 2023

Egypt's petroleum ministry launched an international bidding round on Monday for exploration in 23 open blocks, with the offer deadline set for Feb. 25. The round includes 10 areas in Egypt's Western Desert, two in the Eastern Desert, seven in the Gulf of Suez…

Equinor Taps Ocean Infinity for Floating Wind Farm Site Survey off California

Sep 18, 2023

Seabed survey and ocean research company Ocean Infinity has signed a contract with Equinor Wind US LLC, for one of the first-ever floating offshore wind farms on the US West Coast. Under the terms of this contract, Ocean Infinity will undertake…

Norwegian Seismic Specialists TGS and PGS Set to Merge

Sep 18, 2023

Seismic group TGS, a supplier of key data to the oil industry, has agreed to buy loss-making rival PGS in an all-share deal valued at 9.3 billion Norwegian crowns ($864 million), the two Oslo-listed companies said on Monday.The groups expect 'significant economies of scale' from the combination…

Italy's Eni Wins Second UK Offshore Carbon Storage Licence

Sep 15, 2023

Italian energy group Eni has won a second carbon dioxide storage licence in Britain, the company said on Friday. The new licence is for the depleted Hewett gas field located 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) offshore Bacton, in the southern North Sea sector of Britain…

14 Companies Secure Licenses for Carbon Storage in the UK North Sea

Sep 15, 2023

Following the UK's first-ever carbon storage licensing process, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) on Friday released the list of firms that had accepted licenses.A total of 14 companies have been awarded 21 licences in depleted oil and…

Mounting Evidence Shows Seismic Surveys Can Harm Marine Life

Sep 12, 2023

Woodside Energy last week announced it would start seismic testing for its Scarborough gas project off Australia’s west coast, before reversing the decision in the face of a legal challenge from Traditional Owners.Seismic testing is highly controversial in marine environments…

WINDEA Offshore and Subsea Europe Services in Offshore Wind Services Partnership

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind service provider WINDEA Offshore and marine data acquisition specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH have recently entered a strategic sales partnership. With this agreement, the two partners intend to provide the European offshore…

Seabird Exploration Secures New 2D Contract in Eastern Hemisphere

Sep 12, 2023

Norwegian marine seismic survey services firm Seabird Exploration has signed a Letter of Award for a 2D contract in the Eastern Hemisphere with a repeat client. The duration of the contract is expected to be around three months. Pending customary permitting and prefunding approvals…

Glamox to Install LED Lighting on Eight PGS Seismic Vessels

Sep 08, 2023

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has won a contract from the Norwegian marine seismic survey firm PGS to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its seismic data acquisition vessels.This first phase of the retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent tube lighting with around 2…

TDI-Brooks Completes Phase Four of Deepwater Geotechnical Project in Black Sea

Sep 07, 2023

TDI-Brooks said Thursday it had completed phase four of a deepwater geotechnical coring and CPT project for DenAr Ocean Engineering S.A. TDI-Brooks used its Jumbo Piston Cores (JPC) and CPT Stinger geotechnical tools and operators to the ongoing project off Turkey in the Black Sea…

Pipeline Route Survey Starts at UK North Sea's Anning and Somerville Fields. Platform Bids Received

Sep 07, 2023

Oil and gas company Hartshead Resources NL and its partner Rockrose Energy said Monday that the Gardline vessel “OceanObserver” had mobilized to the Anning and Somerville field locations in the UK North Sea to start a survey of the pipeline routing for the gas offtake from the fields…

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