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TGS begins Sunfish survey

Jan 17, 2013

TGS commences 3D data acquisition off LiberiaPolarcus Asima vesselTGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 km2 of highly prospective acreage in the Harper Basin, offshore Liberia.…

EMGS wins Asian survey

Jan 17, 2013

EMGS wins contract for 3D EM data acquisitionBOA Thalassa vesselEMGS has received a Letter of Intent for a contract totaling approximately six months of 3D EM data acquisition in Asia. Final confirmation and award of the program is dependent on the customer's internal Tender Board approval…

Grane install

Jan 10, 2013

Reef Subsea will install a full seismic system at Grane in an effort to increase oil recovery at the field, located 185km off Haugesund, Norway. The contract includes the installation and burial of nearly 200km of seismic cables. The contract…

Arctic Technology Awards

Jan 09, 2013

Shawn Rice and Joe Gagliardi (center) accepted the award for ION. Presenting the award are OTC Board of Directors Chairman Steve Balint (left), Shell, and OTC Board of Directors member Joe Fowler (right).Igor Kolesnikov and Svetlana Kamaeva (center) accept the award for Transkor…

It’s cold. It’s harsh. And it takes a lot of cash.

Jan 09, 2013

The challenges of drilling in the Arctic have become so multifaceted it’s hard to know what position folks line up behind. If it were just the usual environmentalist vs oil companies – and that fight is perennial to be sure – things would be clearer…

Planning on a better future

Jan 09, 2013

Andrew McBarnetIf there was such a thing as an annual horoscope for the marine seismic and related geophysical businesses, then in the coming year we can expect at least some improvement on 2012. In other words, unless there is some totally unexpected destabilizing economic…

It happened in Vegas

Jan 04, 2013

Andrew McBarnet finds an optimistic atmosphere at the recent SEG annual international meeting in Las Vegas.Judging from the mood of the crowd at last month’s SEG Annual International Meeting, the marine seismic business is in a good space…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

Sonar for engineering

Jan 04, 2013

Figure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4.Figure 5.The use of high resolution sonar in project planning for subsea applications is discussed in this article by Kongsberg Maritime subsea acoustics specialist Ian Florence and senior subsea engineer Craig Wallace…

EMGS has signed

Jan 01, 2013

EMGS has signed a US$12 million data acquisition contract extension with Brazil’s Petrobras. Data acquisition is underway and should be completed by the end of this month.

Study highlights job prospects for minorities

Dec 04, 2012

Photo: ExproMinorities to fill 35% of energy jobs by 2030API President and CEO Jack Gerard released a new report by IHS Global Insight showing the oil and natural gas industry is in a strong position to expand its workforce with minority employees…

Seismic vessels notation

Nov 10, 2012

The need for enhanced redundancy and proper deck arrangements to ensure continuous operation of seismic vessels without loss of speed is the backbone of new technical requirements developed by DNV in consultation with key industry players such as WesternGeco…

Gardline Geosciences and Canyon Offshore

Oct 12, 2012

Gardline Geosciences and Canyon Offshore have established a three-year strategic alliance to provide seabed drilling, sampling in situ services for the offshore site investigation market.

Petrobras discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Over the last 18 months or so, Petrobras has a string of reported discoveries to its credit. Company CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster said the 2011 discoveries alone added 1.24 billion barrels of equivalent oil to Petrobras’ numbers, with 1 billion of that coming from the pre-salt area…

Sailing close to the wind

Sep 01, 2012

A prediction of an oil price slump in less than a decade prompts Andrew McBarnet to onder on the prevailing wind currently favouring the marine seismic business.Possibly the most provocative oil industry analysis to surface in the last few months emanates from the portals of academia…

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