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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…

ITF scales up for the ‘push and pull’

Jan 04, 2013

ITF, the global industry technology facilitator, was set up in 1999 and is today owned by 30 major operating and service companies from around the globe, Qatar Petroleum having become the latest recruit in July. Meg Chesshyre talked to chairman…

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.

Dolphin wins multiple seismic contracts

Dec 14, 2012

Atle Jacobsen, CEO of Dolphin GeoDolphin Geophysical racks up North Sea work Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded several contracts for the upcoming North Sea season. The awards are for both 3D and 4D seismic services and will involve three…

Petrobras cheers Muriú find

Dec 05, 2012

Map of Muriú prospectPetrobras makes 4th find off Sergipe-Alagoas Petrobras has made a fourth oil discovery in the ultra-deepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil, the company announced on 5 December 2012.Tests confirmed the presence of light oil in the Calumbi formation…

UTEC nets SBM Offshore framework

Nov 28, 2012

Carlos PintoUTEC has been awarded a multi-year framework agreement with SBM Offshore, the company announced on 27 November 2012.UTEC will provide offshore survey and positioning services carrying its construction vessel fleet, initially…

Tullow picks up Guinea stake

Nov 20, 2012

Tullow has reached an agreement for 40% operating interest in Houston-based Hyperdynamics' offshore Guinea concession, the two companies announced on 20 November 2012.In late October, Tullow expressed interest in joining the concession. Hyperdynamics…

Forging on regardless

Nov 19, 2012

The new year of 2012 does not offer great tidings of comfort and joy for the marine seismic business. Andrew McBarnet explains why.Contemplating prospects for 2012, there is a discernible air of frustration, even resignation, in the marine seismic community…

Furuno offers new ECDIS models

Nov 12, 2012

The FMD-3200 (with 19' LCD) and FMD-3300 (with 23.1' LCD) deliver great enhancement in terms of user interface as well as functionality. Fully complying with the performance standard of ECDIS stipulated in IMO resolution MSC.232(82), the new…

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…

Dolphin Geophysical wins survey off S. Africa

Nov 08, 2012

Artemis AtlanticAnadarko has struck a deal with Dolphin Geophysical for a 2D seismic survey offshore South Africa, Dolphin announced on 7 November 2012.Dolphin Geophysical will utilize its Artemis Atlantic vessel to acquire data over an 6…

It’s no big deal!

Nov 01, 2012

'After a strategic review Fugro basically decided to exit the capital intensive and volatile seismic segment of the oil & gas exploration market where it does not have a leading market position. It spotted that most seismic companies had indicated fleet expansion plans in the immediate future…

Products in action

Oct 25, 2012

Inside PazflorBelgian firm VRcontext International was recently contracted by Total E&P Angola to deliver a 3D immersive training simulator (ITS) for the Pazflor FPSO, to be anchored on one of Total’s largest offshore producing assets.The company’s…

OGX discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Maintaining a steady level of exploration activity, OGX has marked a number of successes.The Itacoatiara well, or OGX-79, found a hydrocarbon column of about 150m with 64m of net pay in the Albian section in the Campos Basin. The block BM-C-39 well…

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…

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