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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…

Grane install

Jan 10, 2013

Reef Subsea will install a full seismic system at Grane in an effort to increase oil recovery at the field, located 185km off Haugesund, Norway. The contract includes the installation and burial of nearly 200km of seismic cables. The contract…

Arctic Technology Awards

Jan 09, 2013

Shawn Rice and Joe Gagliardi (center) accepted the award for ION. Presenting the award are OTC Board of Directors Chairman Steve Balint (left), Shell, and OTC Board of Directors member Joe Fowler (right).Igor Kolesnikov and Svetlana Kamaeva (center) accept the award for Transkor…

It’s cold. It’s harsh. And it takes a lot of cash.

Jan 09, 2013

The challenges of drilling in the Arctic have become so multifaceted it’s hard to know what position folks line up behind. If it were just the usual environmentalist vs oil companies – and that fight is perennial to be sure – things would be clearer…

Planning on a better future

Jan 09, 2013

Andrew McBarnetIf there was such a thing as an annual horoscope for the marine seismic and related geophysical businesses, then in the coming year we can expect at least some improvement on 2012. In other words, unless there is some totally unexpected destabilizing economic…

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…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

Sonar for engineering

Jan 04, 2013

Figure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4.Figure 5.The use of high resolution sonar in project planning for subsea applications is discussed in this article by Kongsberg Maritime subsea acoustics specialist Ian Florence and senior subsea engineer Craig Wallace…

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