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Seismic starts offshore Benin

Dec 09, 2013

TGS has started acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey covering 2022sq km offshore Benin. The BR-13 survey will be TGS' second 3D survey in Benin. The 3D data will build upon current subsurface knowledge and provide improved imaging of deep Cretaceous and Tertiary strata…

Irish multiclient seismic completes

Nov 14, 2013

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) says it has completed the first full-scale simultaneous acquisition of towed streamer EM and 2D GeoStreamer seismic.   The program consisted about 3000 line km of seismic and towed streamer EM data, acquired over a four week period this summer…

Oil strike at Snilehorn

Nov 11, 2013

Statoil has made an oil discovery on the Snilehorn prospect in Norwegian Sea.  Oil was found in discovery well 6407/8-6 and sidetrack 6407/8-6A.  Image: The West Navigator drillship, which has started drilling on the Novus prospect…

Latest Falklands seismic starts

Nov 08, 2013

Noble Energy Inc. has started a 3D seismic survey over its licence areas to the south and east of the Falkland Islands using the PGS Ramform Titan. The survey, the third to be acquired in the area this year, could take up to four months…

CGG back in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 07, 2013

CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex.  The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever proprietary 3D wide-azimuth program to be conducted worldwide…

3D trio for Dolphin Geophysical

Oct 30, 2013

Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded three new 3D seismic contracts with undisclosed clients.  Two of the contracts will be for 3D campaigns in Mediterranean waters, starting immediately.  The third contract is a 3D seismic contract over an existing producing field in the North Sea…

Ikon Science buys Terra Geotech technology

Oct 25, 2013

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

3D EM contract agreed offshore Angola

Oct 21, 2013

EMGS has signed a contract worth US$8 million with Maersk Oil Angola to carry out 3D electromagnetic data acquisition. It is expected the project will start this month, following mobilisation of the EM Leader vessel. “We are excited…

Herbert new head of exploration for BP

Oct 18, 2013

BP has selected a new head of exploration to replace Mike Daly, who is leaving BP at the end of 2013 after 28 years with the company.  Richard Herbert returns to BP after serving as executive vice president at Talisman Energy since 2009…

Roc completes 3D survey off China

Oct 10, 2013

Roc Oil Company Limited, a subsidiary of ROC, announced the completion of its 162 sq km 3D ocean bottom cable (OBC) seismic campaign in the 09/05 exploration license, located in the Bohai Bay offshore China. With the data received, seismic…

Barents activity remains high

Oct 09, 2013

A busy 2013 seismic acquisition season is continuing in the Barents Sea, with CGG announcing the completion of its second Broadseis campaign and Dolphin Geophysical launching a new survey. The increase in seismic acquisition activity in the area…

Polarcus begins Gabon seismic

Oct 08, 2013

Panoro Energy ASA commenced a 3D seismic acquisition program in the Dussafu block off Gabon. The work will be carried out by Polarcus and is planned to cover an area of approximately 1260 km2 in the outboard part of the Dussafu license.  The…

Tanzania round launch Oct 25

Oct 07, 2013

Tanzania’ government has announced that the delayed 4th Licensing Round is to be launched later this month.  Seven deepwater offshore blocks and the Lake Tanganyika North offshore block will be available in the round, to be launched in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam…

CGGVeritas acquires Fugro Geoscience division

Sep 25, 2013

Paris-based CGGVeritas has an agreement to purchase Fugro’s geoscience division, excluding the existing multi-client library and nodes businesses, for €1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) cash.  The gross amount of the transaction is €1.2 billion…

EMGS wins Malaysian LOI

Sep 24, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) received a letter of intent for approximately one month of 3D EM acquisition in Malaysia. The survey will be performed using the vessel BOA Thalassa, which is expected to complete its current work program in Brunei by mid-October…

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