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PGS stacking seismic vessels

Sep 09, 2014

As Petroleum Geo-Services looks to further streamline its operations and cut costs, the company is stacking and considering scrapping or selling two vessels, and selling its PGS Khazar joint venture. PGS says the cuts, along with other initiatives…

KrisEnergy kicks off seismic programs off Indonesia

Sep 08, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd. reported that the S.V. Nordic Bahari vessel began a 2D seismic survey in the Sakti production sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Java, Indonesia. The acquisition program, which will acquire 1200km of data, was awarded to PT…

Lebanon languishes

Sep 01, 2014

As its bid licensing round is delayed again, will Lebanon’s offshore industry ever take off? Sarah Parker Musarra analyzes the current situation and explores the history of the troubled country. In April, Lebanon once again delayed its…

Pemex inks CGG OBC contract

Aug 12, 2014

Pemex has awarded CGG a US$200 million contract for ocean bottom cable (OBC) 3D-4C seismic work in one of the oil company’s most important producing areas, the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, and the light crude oil fields of the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico…

Exploring the underexplored

Aug 01, 2014

The Cygnus Alpha wellhead platform during installation offshore. Photo from GDF Suez E&P. A new impetus to explore the UK North Sea could help to unlock some of the basins’ underexplored plays…

Landmark acquires Neftex

Jul 31, 2014

Halliburton’s Landmark Software and Services acquired Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd. Neftex is a UK-based company specializing in sequence stratigraphy-based products and consulting for subsurface risk reduction. Neftex’s consistent…

TGS seeks Canada and Barents seeps

Jul 24, 2014

TGS has is to start two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies offshore Canada and in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified using recently acquired multi-client seismic data. The Labrador…

Hydroid, NOAA sponsor 2014 AUV hydrographic bootcamp

Jul 23, 2014

The AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp will take place 3-8 August 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The symposium will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection…

Paradigm offers Geolog-Petrel connector

Jul 17, 2014

Paradigm announced the release of the latest version of its Geolog formation evaluation and petrophysics analysis solution suite.  The release includes a plug-in that enables direct data transfer from Geolog to Petrel seismic to simulation software…

Sercel launches QuietSea marine mammal monitoring system​

Jul 17, 2014

Sercel has launched QuietSea, its new passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) system designed to detect the presence of marine mammals during seismic operations. Totally different from other commercially available PAM systems, QuietSea is set to revolutionize PAM within the seismic industry…

Ophir and WHL begin Seychelles seismic program

Jul 15, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical AS is using the M/V Polar Duchess to acquire a 1500km seismic survey for Ophir Energy and WHL Energy. The ship left the Seychelles port of Victoria on 5 July. The survey will cover the Junon Block, in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone…

Woodside farms-in to Lake Tanganyika South Block

Jul 14, 2014

West Australian independent Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has farmed-in to the 7200sq km Lake Tanganyika South Block, Tanzania. Beach Petroleum (Tanzania) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of South Australia's Beach Energy Ltd., will transfer…

Fugro signs 5-yr hydrographic contract

Jul 11, 2014

Fugro is one of eight firms recently awarded a five-year hydrographic survey contract by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract…

Geoscientists Without Borders sponsors new project in Tanzania

Jul 10, 2014

The humanitarian program, Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB), launched by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) six years ago, will sponsor a new project in Tanzania to prevent an ecological disaster that would impact the fisheries and the population that depends on them…

Energistics publishes new unit-of-measure standard

Jul 10, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium, has published the Unit of Measure (UOM) Standard V1.0. This new standard includes the Unit of Measure Dictionary and the Unit Symbol Grammar Specification. This standard is a harmonization of several industry UOM standards…

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