Seismic News

TGS Resumes Seismic Survey Offshore Argentina

Aug 05, 2020

Norwegian seismic data provider TGS on Friday announced a return to Argentina to complete the previously announced 17,800 square kilometer Malvinas 3D Multi-Client survey. The acquisition is set to restart in Q4 2020 on what TGS said was a 'highly- funded survey…

Egypt Says Turkish Seismic Survey Plans Could Encroach on Its Waters

Aug 03, 2020

Egypt said on Saturday that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean potentially encroached on waters where Cairo claims exclusive rights.An advisory issued last month by Turkey for the survey overlaps with Egypt's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)…

CGG, Magseis Fairfield Secure Pre-funding for North Sea Survey

Jul 29, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic survey company Magseis Fairfield has together with its partner CGG secured pre-funding from another oil major for the extension of the OBN Cornerstone multi-client survey in the North Sea.Magseis Fairfield did not say who the oil major was…

TGS Completes Canadian Marine Seismic Study

Jul 28, 2020

TGS, a Norway-based provider of seismic data for the oil and exploration and production companies, has announced the completion of the East Coast Canada Facies Map Browser and Play Fairway Analysis (ECC FMB & PFA). The company said that the…

Spain Sees Thaw in Europe-Turkey Tensions on Mediterranean Offshore Exploration

Jul 28, 2020

Spain's foreign minister said that talks in Turkey on Monday had helped to reduce tensions between some European Union members and Ankara over Turkish energy exploration in the Mediterranean, adding that a one-month pause in drilling was possible…

ION Geo Helping Mauritania Understand its Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Jul 24, 2020

Seismic data company ION Geophysical has announced its first 3D multi-client program in Mauritania in partnership with the country's Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy (MPME). ION will integrate and reimage ~24,000 sq km of MPME-held 3D data and says it can expand the scope to include ~15…

Polarcus' 2Q Revenue Hit by Contract Cancellations, Lower Rates

Jul 22, 2020

Marine seismic contractor Polarcus saw its second-quarter revenue fall due to contract cancellations and lower dayrates caused by the slump in oil prices and the oil companies' exploration budget cuts that followed. During the quarter, the company saw its vessel utilization drop to 50%…

Turkey Slams Greek Claim Over Mediterranean Seismic Survey

Jul 22, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean region where a Turkish ship will carry out a seismic survey is part of Turkey's continental shelf, Ankara said on Wednesday, rejecting Greece's accusation that the ship is encroaching on its own shelf.Long-standing…

Polarcus Nadia on the Move after Long Layup

Jul 17, 2020

Polarcus' seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia is on the move, after more than five years in lay-up in the Netherlands, according to information released Friday by Dutch Marine Contractors.The Polarcus Nadia, delivered in 2010, was cold stacked by…

Gibdock Repairs Shearwater Duo

Jul 10, 2020

Mediterranean shiprepair facility Gibdock reports it completed a two-vessel drydocking and maintenance and repair project for Shearwater GeoServices.The Gibraltar-based repair and conversion specialist worked on the seismic research vessels Oceanic Sirius…

PGS Completes Viking Graben Survey with 'Widest' Source Separation

Jul 10, 2020

Norwegian seismic company PGS has siad it has completed its second successful GeoStreamer X seismic survey in the Viking Graben, in the North Sea, off Norway, using its Ramform Vanguard vessel, and breaking some records in the process.Gunhild Myhr…

Eni Hires Polarcus for Asia Pacific Survey

Jul 10, 2020

Polarcus has won a contract with Eni for a survey in the Asia Pacific.The Oslo-listed marine seismic services provider said the contract was for an expected minimum duration of one month.'The project is scheduled to commence in Q1 2021, subject to relevant approvals…

PGS Kicks Off Barents Sea Seismic Survey

Jul 06, 2020

Norwegian seismic acquisition company PGS has started an ultra-high-density seismic survey in the Barents Sea. The survey extends Hammerfest Basin coverage further west and north into the southern Loppa High. The first data will be available Q4 2020…

Shearwater Nabs Seismic Acquisition Work in India

Jul 01, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for offshore survey work in India, with Oil India Limited.The project for Oil India Ltd. is a combined 3D and 2D towed streamer seismic acquisition- and processing contract in the Andaman Sea and Kerala-Konkan coastal waters offshore India…

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