Seismic News


PGS, Magseis Fairfield Team Up for Hybrid Towed Streamer and OBN Seismic Surveys

Oct 21, 2021

Offshore seismic services companies PGS and Magseis Fairfield have agreed to collaborate in the growing hybrid towed streamer and OBN seismic market. The hybrid market is defined as the simultaneous use of towed streamer and ocean bottom node acquisition technologies…

Seismic Survey: Bluepulse from Sercel Designed for 'Sensitive' Marine Areas

Oct 19, 2021

Sercel launched Bluepulse, a marine acoustic source that is a purpose-built to help protect marine wildlife from high-frequency emissions while maintaining highly accurate and reliable results for seismic acquisition.Bluepulse is compatible with all existing peripherals…

Shearwater Introduces New Seismic Source Technology

Oct 19, 2021

Offshore seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has announced a seismic source technology that it says will provide seismic surveys with enhanced low frequencies enabling better decisions for exploration, development, and carbon storage monitoring applications…

Shearwater in 'Major' 3D Seismic Project Offshore South Africa

Oct 18, 2021

Offshore seismic services contractor Shearwater GeoServices has secured what it says is “a major” 3D seismic survey contract for acquisition in South Africa.Using the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel, Shearwater will acquire over 6,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic data…

Shearwater Starts 4D Survey for TotalEnergies Offshore Angola

Oct 14, 2021

Marine seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has kicked off a 4D monitor survey for TotalEnergies' Angolan subsidiary Total E&P Angola.The survey comprises a two-month Wide Azimuth Towed Streamer (WATS) 4D monitor survey in the Louro-Mostarda Development areas of Block 32…

SeaBird Exploration Secures One-year Charter for 'Fulmar Explorer'

Oct 08, 2021

Marine seismic services firm SeaBird Exploration has signed a one-year contract with an unnamed repeat client for the use of its Fulmar Explorer vessel.The contract, which starts in November 2021, replaces the letter of intent that was announced by Seabird Exploration in July…

CGG Completes Sale of GeoSoftware Business

Oct 04, 2021

French geophysical services company CGG has completed the sale of its GeoSoftware business to Topicus and Vela Software for $95 million in cash. The transaction was effective October 1, 2021.GeoSoftware product suite, among other things, helps…

PGS Wraps 2021 Seismic Acquisition Campaign Offshore Canada

Sep 29, 2021

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said that it has on behalf of the PGS-TGS joint venture acquired over 10 000 sq. km of 3D GeoStreamer data offshore Newfoundland and Labrador between May and September this year. The data from…

ExxonMobil Hires PGS for 3D Seismic Survey in Suriname

Sep 24, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition firm PGS a contract for a 3D survey offshore Suriname.PGS' 104.2 meters long Ramform Tethys seismic vessel is scheduled to start the acquisition during the fourth quarter of 2021…

Offshore Seismic Vessel Utilization Hits Pre-pandemic Levels, Rystad Says

Sep 23, 2021

Vessel utilization in the offshore oil and gas seismic data acquisition sector has reached pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2021, Rystad Energy has found.Rystad, a Norway-based energy industry intelligence firm, said that, after several devastating quarters caused by the pandemic…

Shearwater GeoServices in Bass Strait 3D Seismic Survey

Sep 22, 2021

Seismic survey company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D seismic exploration survey contract with Beach Energy in Australia.Using the Geo Coral seismic vessel, Shearwater will conduct the Prion 3D seismic survey starting in late October…

Shearwater GeoServices Secures South East Asia Survey Deal

Sep 21, 2021

Marine seismic data acquisition firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract in South East Asia.The company said the deal, with an unnamed client, was for a 3D survey project.The project, starting in early October 2021, will be conducted by the 107 meters long SW Duchess vessel…

Seismic Firm Starts Review of Strategic Options, Including Potential Merger or Sale

Sep 17, 2021

Offshore seismic data company ION Geophysical has this week said its Board of Directors has started a process to evaluate a range of strategic alternatives to strengthen its financial position and maximize stakeholder value 'as the company continues…

CGG Extends Seismic Vessel Deal with Shearwater in Brazil

Sep 15, 2021

Shearwater GeoServices has won a six-month contract extension with seismic data firm CGG on its Nebula survey offshore Brazil and is nearing completion of work for CGG on its North Viking Graben survey.Shearwater has previously conducted work…

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