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ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

TGS, SLB, Petrobangla in 2D Seismic Survey Offshore Bangladesh

Jan 03, 2023

TGS on Tuesday announced a new regional multi-client 2D seismic program offshore Bangladesh in partnership with SLB and Petrobangla.The program's initial phase will comprise around 11,000 line kilometers of newly acquired high-resolution broadband…

Offshore Wind: Finland Gov't Grants Research Permits to Eolus

Dec 30, 2022

Offshore wind farm developer Eolus has received research permits for two offshore wind farms in the Bothnian Sea. The company said these were important steps towards offshore wind production in Finland. The Finnish Government gave consent regarding…

Indonesia Awards Two Oil & Gas Exploration Blocks to Domestic Firms

Dec 28, 2022

Indonesia has awarded another two oil and gas exploration blocks to domestic firms as it seeks to boost production to meet growing energy demand, the energy ministry's director general of oil and gas said on Wednesday. The Paus working area in offshore East Natuna…

PGS Secures Pre-Funding for Large Survey in Norwegian Sea

Dec 27, 2022

Norwegian offshore survey company PGS said Tuesday it had secured industry pre-funding for a large multiclient survey in the Norwegian Sea. PGS will use a Ramform Titan-class vessel over two seasons, with mobilization for the first season in Q2 2023…

Petrobras Taps PGS for Barracuda-Caratinga 4D Survey

Dec 22, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition and processing company PGS said Thursday it had won a significant 4D production contract with Brazil's Petrobras.The project will cover the Barracuda-Caratinga field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil…

CGG, TGS Win OBN Seismic Survey Work Offshore Norway

Dec 22, 2022

Seismic data acquisition and processing companies CGG and TGS have together secured a contract for the acquisition and imaging of a dense ocean bottom node (OBN) multi-client seismic survey in the Sleipner Area of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)…

Crown Estate-funded Survey Program Drives Floating Wind Development in Celtic Sea

Dec 20, 2022

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has announced its first major investment in surveys to help with the construction of floating offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea. 'The awarding of the first contracts marks an important…

"K" Line to Operate Northern Lights' Liquefied CO2 Ships

Dec 19, 2022

Northern Lights, a carbon capture and storage joint venture between TotalEnergies, Shell, and Equinor, has signed an agreement under which Japan's 'K' Line will operate Northern Lights' first two 7,500 m3 liquefied CO2 ships. The ships will be delivered in 2024…

PGS to Expand 3D Survey Offshore Sabah, Malaysia

Dec 19, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey company PGS has secured pre-funding to expand MultiClient 3D coverage offshore Malaysia's Sabah.The company's 102.2-meter-long, 40-meter-wide Ramform Sovereign vessel will start the 3,500-square-kilometer survey in January 2023 and finish it in March…

CGG, Carbon Transition in Utsira OBN Seismic Survey Data Reprocessing

Dec 14, 2022

Frenche seismic data specialist CGG has signed an agreement with Carbon Transition, under its subsidiary Axxis Multi Client, to reprocess the Utsira ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic survey in the Norwegian North Sea. 'The reprocessing project…

Petronas, JX Nippon Enter Deal for BIGST Offshore Fields in Malaysia

Dec 12, 2022

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said on Monday it would work with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. on a joint proposal to monetize gas potential in the Bujang, Inas, Guling, Sepat, and Tujoh (BIGST) fields located off the shores of peninsular Malaysia…

TGS, PGS in 3D Seismic Survey Project Offshore Brazil

Dec 07, 2022

Marine seismic data specialists TGS and PGS have jointly secured pre-funding for the Santos Sul Multi-client 3D project in the southwest Santos Basin offshore Brazil. The TGS/PGS collaboration combines the operational and technical strengths…

DeepOcean, Akvaplan-niva to Use ROVs, USVs for Environmental Studies in Offshore Energy Space

Dec 05, 2022

Subsea services provider DeepOcean has signed a collaboration deal with Akvaplan-niva regarding the potential utilization of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and unmanned glider vehicles (USVs) to perform environmental studies for offshore wind and oil and gas developments…

Fugro Expands Geotechnical Vessel Fleet

Nov 30, 2022

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has expanded its geotechnical vessel fleet with the Fugro Quest vessel. According to Fugro, the vessel is equipped with advanced deep-water technology.'Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil…

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