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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…

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 http://www.oedigital.com/component/k2/item/5082-all-eyes-on-north-sea-oil 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…

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