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TGS begins AM17 3D in Norwegian Sea

Jan 19, 2017

Industry funding will support TGS’ first new multi-client acquisition project in 2017, AM17 Atlantic Margin 3D in the Norwegian Sea. AM17 is a 40,000sq km project in the central-southern Norwegian Sea. The 3D survey will cover largely…

Polarcus inks West Africa 3D project

Jan 09, 2017

Polarcus received a letter of intent for a broadband 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project is due to start in Q1 2017 and will run for approximately one month.

Updated: BOEM denies six Atlantic G&G permits

Jan 06, 2017

A decision by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to deny six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications for airgun seismic surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean has caused uproar in the industry…

Mermaid extends Resolution charter

Jan 03, 2017

Mermaid Maritime’s Indonesian business unit PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia has agreed an additional one-year charter for the DP2 multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Resolution. The Resolution is a remotely operated vehicle and air diving support vessel…

Israel’s gas revolution

Jan 01, 2017

Israel is eyeing both future energy independence and potential export markets with the launch of its first-ever offshore licensing round. Audrey Leon reports. Image from iStock. Tiny Israel has big dreams of a gas-based economy…

Empyrean awarded PRMB permit

Dec 20, 2016

Empyrean Energy has been awarded a permit for 100% of the exploration rights for Block 29/11, located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin (PRMB), offshore China, following a successful application to the China National Offshore Oil Corp. Empyrean…

Geokinetics to acquire Geotrace IP and assets

Dec 12, 2016

Geokinetics, a provider of integrated seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir analysis solutions, will acquire the intellectual property and legacy assets of Geotrace Technologies, a provider of seismic imaging and reservoir analysis services…

SeaBird in South America deal

Dec 09, 2016

SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement for the Northern Explorer vessel for an upcoming 2D seismic survey in South America. The project is anticipated to commence in late December 2016 and will have a duration of approximately 45 days.

Tampnet awards Global Marine fiber contract

Dec 08, 2016

Global Marine Systems secured a contract from Tampnet.  The contract is designed to further enhance inter oil-field communication networks in the North Sea. Work will be undertaken in 2018 by one of the company’s key installation vessels…

Polarcus bags two South America projects

Dec 08, 2016

Polarcus received two letters of intent from two undisclosed clients for two additional marine seismic projects offshore South America. The projects, one 3D using Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition and one 4D monitoring survey…

CGG completes near real-time Morocco survey

Dec 06, 2016

CGG has delivered the near real-time imaging results for a 4200sq km BroadSeis 3D marine seismic survey acquired offshore Morocco. CGG delivered the very fast-track (VFT) RTM PSDM volume to the client only 4 days after the last shot. The crew of the CGG Geo Caspian worked in a safe…

BP drills Southern North Sea prospect

Dec 05, 2016

BP has begun drilling a potential carboniferous gas play in southern North Sea block 43/26a that, if successful, could open up a new phase of development in the region, the supermajor announced 5 December. The well, being drilled with partners Perenco and Premier…

CGG releases HampsonRussell update

Dec 01, 2016

CGG GeoSoftware has released a new version of its HampsonRussell reservoir characterization software, with new features for attribute extraction and prediction along horizontal wells, as well as upgraded geostatistical mapping capabilities…

BGP starts Cuba 2D multi-client survey

Nov 23, 2016

BGP Marine started a 2D multiclient survey, offshore Cuba, after signing a contract with Cuba-Petroleo Co. (CUPET). Map from BGP. The project comprises 25,000 km of 2D long-offset…

EMGS extends Malaysia EM contract

Nov 17, 2016

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into a firm contract with an oil company in Malaysia, confirming the provisional agreement announced oN 1 November 2016. The contract extension is worth approximately US$8 million and relates to a 3D EM data acquisition offshore Sabah…

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