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dGB opens office in Brazil

Mar 12, 2014

Dutch seismic interpretation solutions provider dGB Earth Sciences has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro because of the growing market for seismic interpretation solutions in South America. The company's open-source seismic interpretation platform…

COMESA inks Paradigm for seismic process

Mar 03, 2014

Paradigm announced that Mexico seismic services company, COMESA, has incorporated the full Paradigm software suite for seismic processing and imaging, interpretation and modeling and reservoir characterization, including: GeoDepth, SeisEarthand Geolog…

PGS wins Ivory Coast survey

Feb 27, 2014

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), with local partner Laguna and in cooperation with Petroci, is currently acquiring 2300sq km of multiclient 3D GeoStreamer data over blocks CI-506 and CI-507, offshore Côte d’Ivoire. The new MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer…

OMV, Rock Solid Images sign R&D agreement

Feb 26, 2014

OMV Norge AS and Rock Solid Images (RSI) have entered into an initial one-year R&D/service agreement to work on the integration of geophysics, rock physics and geology to provide improved quantitative interpretation in exploration. The project…

Exploration key to North Sea

Feb 24, 2014

How to increase exploration drilling rates on the UK Continental Shelf forms the largest section in today’s Wood Review report (see for more).  Better seismic, data sharing…

BGP completes Madagascar 2D survey

Feb 18, 2014

BGP's seismic vessel SRV Challenger has just completed a 2700 line-km 2D seismic survey for a major international oil company offshore Madagascar in early February 2014. Within two years, BGP Challenger has acquired more than 21,986 km of 2D seismic survey offshore Madagascar…

TGS inks European deals

Feb 11, 2014

Norwegian geoscience firm TGS has signed a Letter of Award with WesternGeco to charter the high-capacity 12-streamer vessel M/V Geco Eagle for 3D multi-client projects in Northwest Europe during the 2014 summer season. The charter will…

Colloquy: OE adds interactive print experience

Feb 01, 2014

Augmented reality is a new communication tool that brings the print and digital worlds closer together. Scanning a page with a smart phone or smart device reveals additional “hidden” content. Interactive print campaigns are slowly spreading into the oil & gas industry…

EMGS inks Apache contract

Jan 29, 2014

Norway's Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been awarded a US$5 million contract to acquire 3D EM data in the Asia-Pacific region. The contract, with US oil firm Apache, will see the the BOA Thalassa (pictured)start operations in northwest Australia on 25January…

Contract Briefs: January 2014

Jan 16, 2014

Petronas awards integrated contracts Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) has announced a new gas discovery offshore Malaysia and the award of a three-year integrated offshore installation contract. PETRONAS awarded its Pan Malaysia Integrated…

Ikon Science acquires Terra Geotech

Jan 16, 2014

Geoprediction firm Ikon Science acquired the software, services and intellectual property of Bergen, Norway, headquartered Terra Geotech AS. Eamonn Doyle, the founder of Terra Geotech, has joined Ikon as the VP, real-time operations, bringing…

TGS announces new surveys

Jan 09, 2014

TGS has announced four new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey offshore Northwest Australia, two 2D surveys offshore Madagascar, and a 3D survey onshore Alberta, Canada. The Huzzas is a 2100sq km 3D survey covering the Barrow Sub-basin…

Egypt offers exploration blocks

Dec 31, 2013

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has launched a new bid round for exploration licenses in the Gulf of Suez. Fifteen blocks, five in the Gulf of Suez and 10 in the Western Desert sedimentary basins, will be available, with licenses to be agreedon a production sharing model…

Barents seismic cooperation

Dec 31, 2013

Seismic acquisition firms Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) and TGS have announced new contracts and an expanded co-operation agreement in the Barents Sea. The two firms said they will increase the number of blocks covered in the Barents Sea cooperation agreement from 11 to 17…

CGG takes on Diskos database

Dec 10, 2013

French geoscience firm CGG is to operate parts of Norway's Diskos database from 2015 to the end of 2020 under a new contract signed with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The contract will see CGG implment software on the seismic…

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