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Geohazard survey for GOM

May 09, 2014

NCS Subsea, GeoTrace and SpecPartners set the start date for a multiphase, large scale project called SAFE-BAND. Acquisition is to begin 1 June 2014. NCS Subsea said it will be the first multi-client geohazard survey on a regional scale utilizing ultra-high resolution 3D seismic (UHR3D)…

RWE Dea, SOCAR to partner in Caspian

May 06, 2014

RWE Dea and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) have signed a joint study agreement to evaluate the hydrocarbon prospectivity in an area south of Baku in the Caspian Sea. The agreement was regarding the joint evaluation…

ION inks PEMEX deal

May 05, 2014

ION Geophysical Corporation subsidiary GX Technology (GXT) group has been awarded a multi-year contract with Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the national oil company of Mexico. Under this contract, GXT is providing a broad range of seismic…

Rosneft, ExxonMobil begin grav-mag surveys in eastern Russian Arctic

May 01, 2014

In early April, Rosneft and ExxonMobil began aerial gravity-magnetic surveys over offshore blocks in the Yuzhno-Chukotsky licence area in the eastern Russian Arctic to establish the subsurface structure of the field. As part of a framework agreement…

Seismic advances spur shallow water success

May 01, 2014

The past five years have demonstrated that there is still plenty of life left on the Gulf of Mexico shelf, with bypassed oil-rich assets in plentiful supply. Exploration and production operators are now focused squarely on the shelf during this time period…

Tullow to start Suriname work in 2015

Apr 30, 2014

Tullow Oil has announced it plans a 4000km sq 3D seismic acquisition program next year in block 54 offshore Suriname. In January, the company agreed to a production-sharing contract that gave it a 50% operated stake, in partnership with state-owned Staatsolie…

TGS starts Barents seismic campaigns

Apr 25, 2014

TGS has started new 2D and 3D multi-client projects in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Both surveys will provide high quality data prior to the closing of the 23rd Norwegian Licensing round. The HFCE14 is a 3100sq km 3D multi-client survey…

Task and Fronterra merge

Apr 23, 2014

Task Geoscience and Fronterra Integrated Geosciences are to merge to become geoscience consultancy – the Task Fronterra Group. Task Fronterra has received a financial injection of growth capital investment from the UK's Business Growth Fund…

Dolphin shooting 2D off Malta

Apr 15, 2014

The Dolphin Geophysical seismic vessel, Artemis Atlantic, is currently acquiring 1500km of 2D seismic data in Blocks 1, 2 and 3 of Area 3 north of Malta. Malta's Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Joe Mizzi, visited the vessel while it was berthed at Valletta Harbour…

ION plans new 2D survey off Peru

Apr 04, 2014

ION Geophysical Corp. today announced it has been awarded permits to acquire 12,600km of seismic data offshore Peru. The 2D multi-client survey, known as PeruSPAN, covers the offshore margin from the Talara basin in the north, to the Pisco basin in the south…

ION, Polarcus to shoot Porcupine 3D off Ireland

Apr 04, 2014

ION Geophysical Corp. today announced it is collaborating with UAE-based Polarcus to acquire a new 4000sq km, 3D multi-client seismic survey offshore southwest Ireland, the first major survey of the significantly underexplored deepwater Southern Porcupine basin…

Sierra Hamilton acquires GeoPro

Apr 01, 2014

Sierra Hamilton LLC acquired all the assets of GeoPro GmbH of Hamburg, Germany to create a new operating subsidiary, GeoPro Geophysics LLC. GeoPro Geophysics will operate as a global seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation…

Lekoil starts 3D shoot off Nigeria

Mar 27, 2014

Nigeria-based Lekoil provided an update on activities in oil prospecting license (OPL) 310 offshore Nigeria. OPL 310 contains the Ogo discovery announced last year. The Polarcus vessel MV Polarcus Nadia has started the 3D seismic program…

Cairn contracts for 3D survey off India

Mar 15, 2014

Singapore-based Nordic Maritime has received a contract from Cairn India to provide 3D marine seismic data acquisition and processing services off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, India, starting later this month. Under the terms of the $23…

SEG teams with Energistics on open standards

Mar 14, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the international society of applied geophysics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint development opportunities…

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