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Nine US States Seek to Stop Atlantic Seismic Testing

Dec 20, 2018

Attorneys general from nine U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Thursday to stop future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits off the East Coast, joining a lawsuit from environmentalists concerned the tests harm whales and dolphins…

Polarcus Awarded Work in West Africa

Dec 17, 2018

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited announced Monday that it has received a contract award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in Q1 2019 with an approximate duration of two months…

US Government Sued Over Atlantic Seismic Testing

Dec 11, 2018

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals…

PGS Sues Polarcus in Australia

Dec 07, 2018

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited said it is being sued by PGS Australia Pty Ltd for patent claims relating to the acquisition of seismic data on three surveys in Australia and the processing of that data.'These proceedings follow…

Polarcus Wins High-res 3D Project

Nov 21, 2018

Marine geophysical company Polarcus announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to perform a high-resolution 3D marine seismic acquisition project in North America.The project duration is approximately 45 days and is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019.

Magseis Inks MoU with Schlumberger

Nov 19, 2018

Norwegian nodal acquisition company Magseis ASA announced Monday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Schlumberger's geophysical services product line WesternGeco to offer joint bundled seismic services including ocean-bottom…

Shearwater Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger's Seismic Fleet

Nov 18, 2018

Norway-based provider of marine geophysical services Shearwater GeoServices Holding  announced the completion of the acquisition of the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger…

PGS Offers Seismic Vessel to Japan

Nov 18, 2018

Norwegian seismic services provider Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has offered to sell the Ramform Sterling vessel to the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).The seismic services that help oil companies to find oil and gas…

PGS Tallies South America Contract

Nov 16, 2018

Norwegian seismic firm PGS revealed it has entered into a contract for a 3D survey in South America.PGS did not reveal the name of the client, but said the contract value is estimated to be in excess of $75 million.The company plans to use two…

Eidesvik Offshore Bags CGG Charter

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Eidesvik Offshore said that a company in the group has entered into an agreement with a CGG subsidiary for a new contract for the source vessel Veritas Viking.The contract is 5 months firm with further options and will commence ultimo November 2018…

SeaBird Takes Delivery of Seismic Vessel from CGG

Nov 13, 2018

Norwegian seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration said it had taken delivery of the Geowave Voyager from France's CGG, and the vessel has been renamed Eagle Explorer.The vessel was acquired fully rigged with 40km streamer and dual source, for $17 million and a NOK 120 million private placement…

GC Rieber Shipping Taps Ytredal as CEO

Nov 12, 2018

Norwegian offshore shipping company GC Rieber Shipping announced acting chief executive officer Einar Ytredal has appointed to the CEO role on a permanent basis. At the same time, Øystein Kvåle was named new chief financial officer (CFO) and…

Polarcus Wins 3D Project in West Africa

Nov 01, 2018

Offshore geophysical firm Polarcus Limited said Thursday it has received an award for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The award comprises two surveys of approximately three months each, with the first survey expected to commence Q2 2019 and the second survey Q4 2019.

TGS Remains Upbeat as Shares Drop

Nov 01, 2018

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor TGS fell more than 10 percent after reporting disappointing third-quarter results on Thursday, as oil firms were still too cautious to spend despite a raft of upbeat earnings.TGS, which maps the seabed in search of hydrocarbon deposits for oil firms…

Magseis to Acquire Fairfield Seismic Technologies

Oct 31, 2018

Norwegian ocean-bottom seismic specialist Magseis entered into a $233 million deal to acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield Geotechnologies.'Magseis will acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield comprising data acquisition…

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