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Boskalis acquires Gardline Group

Aug 15, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has acquired all shares of the UK’s Gardline Group as of today (15 August) in a US$51 million deal, including debt. Helios dredger. Image from Boskalis. The…

CGG hopes to unlock Gippsland resource

Aug 07, 2017

CGG has started its Gippsland ReGeneration 3D reprocessing project in Australia’s premier Gippsland Basin, offshore southeast Australia. The project will offer the industry the highest-resolution 3D seismic data available in what CGG calls an 'extremely prospective' area…

API disappointed in BOEM seismic assessment

Aug 07, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it is disappointed in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on seismic surveying in the Gulf of Mexico. The programmatic EIS…

SeaBird, TGS ink vessel deal

Jul 31, 2017

SeaBird Exploration signed an option agreement with TGS Nopec to provide up to 600 vessel days of seismic services. The deal offers TGS access to one or more SeaBird vessels to perform seismic services on a global basis. Call-off…

Tullow, Eco begin Orinduik survey off Guyana

Jul 26, 2017

Tullow Oil and Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas started a 2550sq km seismic survey earlier this month on the Orinduik Block offshore the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The survey is being conducted by Schlumberger Guyana Inc. (Western Geco) using R/V GECO Eagle and two supporting vessels…

CGG completes Santos VII Brazil survey

Jul 26, 2017

CGG has completed an extension of its Santos VII broadband 3D multi-client survey offshore Brazil. The 1867sq km extension to the original footprint gives CGG a total of almost 16,000sq km of newly acquired and imaged pre-salt coverage.  The…

CGG, Seabed Geosolutions ink Brazil OBN survey - industry's largest

Jul 19, 2017

Petrobras has awarded CGG a contract to process the seismic data from a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey covering a full-fold area of 2180sq km in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin. This will be the largest node survey ever acquired and processed in the industry…

Emerson launches Roxar RMS 10.1

Jul 12, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir characterization and modeling software, Roxar RMS 10.1. RMS 10.1. Image from Emerson. Through even…

Spectrum, Sovcomflot start Barents seismic campaign

Jul 12, 2017

Geoscience firm Spectrum has started the acquisition of a new seismic survey in the Barents Sea as part of the ongoing Norwegian 24th licensing round. The new Norsel High 3D acquisition comprises a minimum of 1600sq km, covering four blocks that are included in the round…

Crean seismic survey starts in Porcupine Basin

Jul 10, 2017

Geoscience firm TGS has started acquisition on the Crean 3D multiclient program in the Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland.  The survey, being carried out using Shearwater GeoServices 3D vessel Polar Marquis, will take about 140 days.  The vessel will tow 12 x 8100m long solid streamers…

Timor-Leste prospectivity rises

Jul 06, 2017

Timor GAP, the national oil company of Timor-Leste, has identified 'world-class prospectivity' southeast of the island that the company believes to be a game changer for explorations in the region. Located in the Timor-Leste Exclusive Area…

Advent submits Sydney 2D EP

Jul 05, 2017

Advent Energy has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the planned 2D high resolution seismic survey in PEP11 offshore Sydney Basin, according to MEC Resources…

ION to shoot 2D seismic off Gabon

Jun 22, 2017

ION Geophysical announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon (DGH).  Map of EquatorSPAN…

CGG begins financial restructuring

Jun 15, 2017

Paris-based geophysical firm CGG will file for Chapters 11 and 15 bankruptcy in the US, and open a Sauvegarde proceeding in France, after executing legally binding agreements in support of the terms of the agreement-in-principle with key financial creditors announced on 2 June…

Shearwater bags Barents 3D survey

Jun 09, 2017

Shearwater GeoServices Norway received a letter of award (LOA) from Wintershall Norge for a 3D survey of Blocks PL 768/768B in the Barents Sea. The Polar Empress, from GC Rieber. The…

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