Seabed News


Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Wilhelmsen, NorSea Acquire Stake in Norwegian Deep-sea Mining Firm

Aug 12, 2021

Global maritime group Wilhelmsen and the Norwegian offshore supply base firm NorSea have together acquired an 18% stake in the Norwegian deep-sea mining company Loke Marine Minerals.'As the energy transition continues to gather pace, we are actively looking at new projects and business areas…

Ocean Infinity's Armada Fleet to Feature Gregg Drilling's Seabed Drills

Apr 14, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has formed a geotechnical drilling services joint venture with Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska.Ocean Infinity said that the JV would provide geotechnical services to offshore…

Environmental Groups Call on Norway to Stop Deep-sea Mining Plans

Apr 12, 2021

Six environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, on Monday, called on Norway to stop plans to open ocean areas for deep-sea mining.The government in January launched a process to open areas on its extended continental…

Seabed-to-Shore Data Delivery Operation Completed for Norske Shell

Apr 23, 2020

Sonardyne International Ltd. and XOCEAN have completed a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission using an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for A/S Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway…

DEME Installs Piles at Moray East

Mar 08, 2020

Belgium-based DEME Offshore has installed all 37,000 tonnes of foundation pin piles at the site of the 950-MW Moray East offshore wind project off the north east coast of Scotland.'Having designed the piles to contend with a complex and varied seabed geology…

Giant Scottish OWF Wraps-up Piling Work

Mar 01, 2020

The giant offshore wind farm (OWF) project in the Moray Firth, off Scotland has finished pin piling work for 100 turbines and three substations at the site.The 950MW Moray East offshore wind development confirmed it has installed 309 pin piles…

Indian Navy Signs MoU for Offshore Data with GSI

Jan 22, 2020

Indian Navy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Geological Survey of India (GSI) for ‘sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval application in meteorology and oceanography’.The MoU was signed on 21 January 2020 between Commodore AA Abhyankar…

Fugro Wrap Up Sea Seep Hunting Study

Jan 21, 2020

Geophysical services provider Fugro and the Colombian Maritime Authority (DIMAR) have completed a joint environmental seep hunting study to help assess the country’s resource potential in the Caribbean Sea.The study involved shallow water seabed sediment coring…

TGS Begins Deepwater Nigeria Survey Work

Dec 22, 2019

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) and PetroData, are to undertake Nigeria's first regional multi-client Multibeam and Seafloor Sampling (MB&SS) Study.The geoscience data company that provides the global energy industry solutions said the study will cover an area of approximately 80…

NOAA Awards 5-yr Hydrographic Gig to Fugro

Dec 17, 2019

Geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services in the US.Dutch multinational…

SeaBird Wins New OBN Survey

Nov 11, 2019

Norwegian seismic company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for the exclusive provision of source vessel services for an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The survey will take place in the Eastern Hemisphere, said the global provider…

Seabed Geosolutions Completes 4th OBN Survey

Nov 06, 2019

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, has completed the world’s largest deepwater proprietary 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The survey, started in late 2018, covered the Buzios field…

China, ISA to Establish Deep Ocean Center

Oct 28, 2019

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the first ever joint training and research center with Mr. Wang Hong, Administrator of State Oceanic Administration of China…

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