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TGS Polarcus Asima

Mar 28, 2013

TGS announced it will charter the 12-streamer Polarcus Asima for a six-month period. TGS will utilize the ship during an acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey covering 7800km 2 of the Sunfish acre age in Harper Basin, off Liberia. TGS will…

How Spectrum is changing its focus to win multi-client business

Mar 28, 2013

Rune Eng, president and CEO, provides the answers to why Spectrum is emerging as a key player in the market for multiclient marine seismic surveys and where the company is heading with its business. Before joining Spectrum in 2010 Rune…

Broadband revolution

Mar 28, 2013

PGS kick-started the broadband revolution in 2007 when they found an engineering solution to the long-cherished industry ambition of towing collocated pressure and particle velocity sensors in a streamer. Thus, the receiver ghost effects can be completely removed…

Why US gas hydrate potential is losing its fizz

Mar 28, 2013

Andrew McBarnet points to the signs that indicate previous enthusiasm for gas hydrate research in the US may be running out of steam. The announcement last month of significant progress in a key gas hydrates research project offshore…

Ecuadorean seismic

Mar 28, 2013

WPG Group initiated the acquisition of 2D and 3D surveys last month in Ecuador’s transition and shallow water zones for the State Sevmorgeo Company (SMG). SMG is utilizing Fairfield Z700 oceanbottom nodes in combination with portable sources provided by WPG.

Chinese duo

Mar 28, 2013

Chevron subsidiary Chevron China Energy and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) signed production sharing contracts for two shallow water exploration blocks in the South China Sea. Chevron will hold 100% interest during the exploration…

New Irish play

Mar 27, 2013

A full tensor gradiometry and magnetic airborne survey revealed a new oil prospect off the coast of Northern Ireland for Providence Resources. The Polaris prospect, located in the Rathlin Sound, lays structurally ontrend with the onshore 2008 Ballinlea1 well…

Total unveils new supercomputer

Mar 21, 2013

Total inaugurates its new high-performance supercomputer on Friday, March 22, 2013. The computer, located at its Scientific and Technical Centre in Pau, now ranks the Group among the top ten international companies in terms of computing power…

Broadband seismic: What the fuss is all about

Mar 19, 2013

Andrew Long of Petroleum GeoServices provides a rough guide to the science behind broadband seismic and why it is transforming the possibilities for acquiring high resolution images of the subsurface using towed streamer marine seismic acquisition technology…

Borders & Southern extend Falkland search

Feb 27, 2013

PGS' Ramform Challenger gathers a Falkland surveyThe PGS vessel Ramform Challenger began gathering London-based Borders & Southern Petroleum’s (B&S) 3D seismic program off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Located about 140…

How the seismic map is changing

Feb 01, 2013

Andrew McBarnet assesses the state of the marine seismic business and where it is going in 2013.Rarely, if ever, can the marine seismic business have been so busy in so many places around the world. Demand for surveys is nearly at an almost all-time high…

Karoon hops for Kangaroo oil

Jan 25, 2013

Australian firm locates light oil off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon Gas Australia has encountered light oil at the Kangaroo-1 exploration well on Block S-M-1101 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, partner Pacific Rubiales announced on 25 January 2013…

Providence spots Irish play

Jan 24, 2013

Survey reveals new oil prospect off Ireland Click to view largerProvidence Resources P.l.c. has provided an update on its 100% owned and operated licences P1885 and PL 5/10 in the Rathlin Basin, offshore Northern Ireland. In 2012, Providence…

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…

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