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Seabird acquires Hawk Explorer

Sep 01, 2016

SeaBird Exploration, a provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, has entered into a contract for the purchase of the vessel Hawk Explorer and its seismic equipment. Hawk Explorer has been a chartered vessel in the SeaBird fleet since 2006…

Petronas inks Asian airborne FTG data acquisition

Aug 30, 2016

Petronas has awarded Bell Geospace and Onyx Engineering a contract for 3D multi-client full tensor gradiometry (FTG) data acquisition, processing and interpretative services that will cover approximately 198,900sq km offshore Peninsular Malaysia…

ONS: CGG reveals TopSeis

Aug 29, 2016

CGG launched TopSeis, its latest offshore broadband seismic solution specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic, at the 2016 Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference today (29 August)…

Luck of the Irish

Jul 27, 2016

The Eirik Raude semisubmersible was used to drill ExxonMobil’s 2013 Dunquin well. With the entry of major operators, could the time finally be ripe for the Irish Offshore? Elaine Maslin reports…

NPD completes four ROV dives

Jul 14, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has carried out four successful ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) dives and has acquired depth data (bathymetry) near the Vøring Spur in the western Norwegian Sea. Figure 1…

Searcher West Oz 3D begins processing

Jul 13, 2016

Searcher Seismic announced that the Olympus 3D reprocessing project in the Carnarvon Basin of Western Australia, has commenced processing at DownUnder GeoSolutions’ Perth facility. The project, in cooperation with Spectrum, comprises…

Searcher begins Buscador Near-Shore 2D

Jul 11, 2016

Searcher Seismic has commenced the acquisition of the Buscador Near-Shore 2D seismic survey, offshore Mexico, using the BGP Pioneer vessel. Map of the Buscador Near-Shore 2D Seismic Survey, from Searcher Seismic…

Fugro deploys second vessel for Gigante Survey

Jun 29, 2016

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting survey for multiclient geoscience data company, TGS. Both Fugro vessels…

Searcher completes Silver-Eye, Bilby survey acquisitions

Jun 29, 2016

Searcher Seismic, with project partner BGP, has completed the acquisition of two new multi-client seismic surveys offshore Norway and offshore Western Australia. Map of Silver-Eye 3D, Bilby 2D…

Finder adds new WA exploration permit

Jun 27, 2016

Finder Exploration has added a new exploration permit to the portfolio – AC/P 61. The permit, which Finder has 100% interest, is located in the Vulcan Sub-basin, western Bonaparte Basin in the Timor Sea, approximately 250km offshore and 650km…

Gazprom Neft, IBM sign IT memorandum

Jun 24, 2016

Gazprom Neft has signed a memorandum of cooperation with IBM at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum covering the use of information technologies in exploration and production (E&P). The agreement outlines the key areas of technical collaboration…

Seabird in 2D NW Europe survey

Jun 24, 2016

SeaBird Exploration signed an agreement to supply one 2D vessel for an upcoming survey in North West Europe during this coming summer season.  The project is due to commence early Q3 2016 and will run for approximately 2 months.

Chariot exits Mauritania, expands in Morocco

Jun 16, 2016

UK-based explorer Chariot Oil & Gas has opted not to renew the C-19 license offshore Mauritania, the company said today (16 June), because it was unable to find a partner for a drilling campaign on the license. The company had received an extension on the license last year…

Petrobras scores again at Libra

Jun 16, 2016

Petrobras has hit another big pay day at its seventh appraisal well inside the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin, the firm reported on 15 June. The Brazilian oil giant said it was 'Libra's largest net pay' to date…

FEI upgrades 3D reconstruction software

Jun 15, 2016

FEI, a provider of microscopy workflow solutions, has released the latest version of its Auto Slice & View three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction software, designed to makes 3D imaging faster, easier, more accurate, and cost effective. The…

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