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UTEC Showcases New Unmanned Catamaran for Offshore Wind Surveys

Nov 29, 2022

Survey, positioning, and data management firm UTEC, part of the Acteon Group, is targeting the offshore wind survey and inspection market with a new uncrewed surface vessel (USV).Torsten Marten, lead surveyor, UTEC, outlined the new design at the Marine Autonomous Technology Showcase (MATS), at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK, in early November.It’s a 12m-long, “DP equivalent” catamaran design…

Fugro Expands Geotechnical Vessel Fleet

Nov 30, 2022

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has expanded its geotechnical vessel fleet with the Fugro Quest vessel. According to Fugro, the vessel is equipped with advanced deep-water technology.'Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil…

PGS Bags Mediterranean 3D Survey Deal

Nov 24, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey company PGS said Thursday it had secured a 3D exploration acquisition contract in the Mediterranean with an unnamed independent energy company. The company's 104.2-meter-long and 70-meter-wide Ramform Hyperion vessel will start the survey in late November…

CGG to Keep Running Seismic Center for Shell in Brunei

Nov 24, 2022

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) has awarded CGG a multi-year contract extension to continue running a dedicated seismic imaging center at its head office in Seria, Brunei. In the past six years, CGG has delivered land, marine, transition zone…

Indonesia Offers Four Oil & Gas Blocks in Bidding Round

Nov 23, 2022

Indonesia's energy ministry launched a bidding round on four oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, as the country seek more investments in its upstream oil and gas sector, the ministry said in a statement.Southeast Asia's biggest economy set a target…

Fugro Nets Two Offshore Wind Geotechnical Survey Contracts in The Netherlands

Nov 23, 2022

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro has won two geotechnical survey contracts for the development of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver Site V-VI, Nederwiek (zuid) Site I and Hollandse Kust (west) Site VIII offshore wind zones.This is the Netherlands Enterprise…

Magseis Renewables Wins North Sea CCS Monitoring Deal

Nov 21, 2022

Magseis Renewables AS, a subsidiary of the Norwegian OBN seismic services firm Magseis Fairfield ASA, has won a contract to collect data for a CCS monitoring project in the North Sea. The company will use its MASS III ocean bottom nodes and…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Wins Geotechnical Survey Gig in Denmark

Nov 16, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has secured a contract with the Danish grid operator Energinet for geotechnical site investigations for the North Sea I offshore wind development.The Danish government plans to expand offshore wind capacity by 4GW by 2030…

Magseis Fairfield Wins 4D OBN Deal in North Sea

Nov 14, 2022

Marine seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield said Monday it had signed an agreement with a repeat customer for a 4D OBN project in the North Sea with options for additional work. The project is scheduled to start in Q2 2023, with an expected duration of approximately one month…

TDI-Brooks Wraps Geotechnical Project at Black Sea Gas Pipeline Project

Nov 11, 2022

Marine survey specialist TDI-Brooks said Thursday it had completed a third geotechnical support project for Turkey's DenAr Ocean Engineering,for Phase 2 of the TPOTC Sakarya gas field pipeline route investigation and site survey project in the Black Sea…

Helleniq Energy Plans to Acquire 3D Data for Greek Offshore Blocks

Nov 11, 2022

Helleniq Energy will start a process to acquire more advanced data for potential gas reserves in two offshore blocks in the Ionian Sea in the coming weeks, its top executive said on Thursday. Greece has had indications of significant gas reserves…

TGS Starts 3D Data Reprocessing Program Offshore Uruguay

Nov 10, 2022

The Norwegian marine seismic data specialist TGS said Thursday it had started a 3D data reprocessing program offshore Uruguay. Tannat 3D PSDM Repro consists of 25,000 square kilometers, covering blocks in the active Uruguay Licensing Round, TGS said…

Sanco Swift Vessel to Carry Out Seismic Survey Offshore Greece

Nov 08, 2022

Greece issued an advisory on Tuesday saying the vessel Sanco Swift will conduct seismic surveys to locate potential natural gas reserves off the Peloponnese peninsula and west and southwest of the island of Crete.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the plan during an interview on Monday…

Thordon Bearings Installed on ADNOC Offshore Platform

Nov 08, 2022

Thordon Bearings said Monday that its water-lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings have been  installed to well pumps aboard an undisclosed offshore oil platform operated by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).Five KSB three-stage mixed…

ExxonMobil to Start Gas Reserve Seismic Surveys in Greece

Nov 08, 2022

ExxonMobil will start conducting seismic surveys in two blocks southwest of Greece's Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete in the coming days, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday.Greece, an entry point for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean…

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