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First Korean-built Geophysical Exploration Vessel Commissioned

Jun 03, 2024

South Korea's first domestically built geophysical exploration research vessel was commissioned during a ceremony at Pohang Yeongilman Port on May 31.The 92-meter Tamhae 3 is a fully state-funded research vessel owned by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The KRW 181 billion (US$132 million) newbuild replaces its 1996-built predecessor, Tamhae 2, for geophysical explorations in domestic and foreign waters…

PGS and TGS Clear Final Regulatory Hurdle for Merger Completion

Jun 11, 2024

Norwegian seismic firms TGS and PGS have received approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, securing final regulatory approval for the creation of ‘premier’ energy data company.The approval for the merger from the UK Competition…

Shearwater Kicks Off Pelotas Basin 3D Survey Off Brazil

Jun 05, 2024

Shearwater GeoServices has ramped up its multi-client activity by starting the Pelotas Basin 3D survey, offshore Brazil.The survey represents the fifth multi-client 3D acquisition project so far for Shearwater, the company said.The Pelotas Basin…

Two PGS Vessels Kick-Start Surveys Offshore Norway

Jun 03, 2024

Norwegian seismic company PGS has started seismic survey operations in the northern hemisphere, using two Titan-class Ramform vessels and an ultra-high-res 3D spread.PGS’ Ramform Tethys has picked up the reins on the 2024 Norwegian Sea GeoStreamer X survey…

Rovco Secures Survey Work on UK’s 1.5GW Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm

May 22, 2024

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has been selected by TotalEnergies, Corio Generation, and Gulf Energy Developments to survey key sites at Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm in the Southern North Sea.With the project scheduled to start imminently…

SeaBird Exploration Wins OBN Source Work for Its Eagle Explorer

May 21, 2024

Norwegian marine seismic survey services firm Seabird Exploration has received a letter of award (LoA) for OBN source work for the Eagle Explorer in the Western Hemisphere with a repeat client.The duration of the contract is six months, with options to extend by another six plus six months…

Ocean Geophysics Introduces ‘Recycling’ of Free Seismic Data for Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Renewable energy industry supplier Ocean Geophysics has introduced a solution to recycle and reprocess freely available seismic data, which can help developers reduce cost and risk when deciding which wind farms to bid for or not.In Europe and Australia…

CGG Rebrands to Viridien

May 16, 2024

French seismic company CGG has changed its name to Viridien.At the Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2024, shareholders approved the resolution to change the company’s corporate name from CGG to Viridien. “Our new name, Viridien, connects our company’s history to our future…

CGG to Support Discoveries Off Africa with Two New 3D Reimaging Projects

May 14, 2024

French marine seismic firm CGG, in collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire's Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, has set out plans for two new multi-client 3D reimaging programs off Africa.The programs include CDI24 Phase I (3,120 km²) and Phase II (6…

AGR Gets Offshore CO2 Storage Job in North Sea

May 13, 2024

Altera Infrastructure has appointed AGR, part of ABL Group, to conduct an independent third-party storage evaluation of the Havstjerne CO2 storage license offshore Norway.In late March 2023, the Norwegian Ministry of Energy awarded Altera Infrastructure…

Oceaneering Signs On for Terradepth's Ocean Data Service

May 01, 2024

Ocean data management solutions provider Terradepth announced it has signed on subsea engineering and applied technology company Oceaneering International as a customer for its new Absolute Ocean (AO) service.AO gives organizations the ability to manage…

Fugro Gets Dogger Bank South Offshore Wind Survey Job

Apr 26, 2024

RWE and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) have appointed Fugro to conduct geotechnical seabed survey on 3 GW Dogger Bank South offshore wind farm.The findings will give a detailed and accurate picture of the ground conditions, which will…

Argeo Lands Woodside Energy’s Calypso Survey

Apr 23, 2024

Norwegian offshore services company Argeo has signed a contract with Woodside Energy to conduct a geophysical survey for the deepwater Calypso field in Trinidad and Tobago.The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) survey work will be carried out by Argeo Searcher vessel…

Fugro’s Self-Elevating Platform On Call for Japan’s Offshore Wind

Apr 23, 2024

Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan to meet the country’s growing demand for offshore wind geotechnical services.Under Japanese regulations, vessels registered in Japan follow a more streamlined procedure…

Shearwater and Mondaic Enter Strategic Alliance to Optimize Seismic Surveys

Apr 17, 2024

Marine seismic acquisition firm Shearwater Geoservices and Mondaic, a provider of proprietary software and services for high-resolution 3D imaging, have entered a strategic collaboration for development and use of full waveform inversion solutions…

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