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Turkey Won't Abandon East Med Rights over EU Sanctions Threat, FM Says

Dec 15, 2020

Turkey will not abandon its rights and interests in the eastern Mediterranean because of possible European Union sanctions or criticism, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.At a summit on Friday, EU leaders agreed to prepare limited…

Long-term Equinor Charters for Havila Platform Suppliers

Dec 10, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Havila Shipping has secured two three-year contracts with Equinor for its platform supply vessels Havila Charisma and Havila Foresight.According to Equinor, both contracts include four one-year options and…

East Med Dispute: Erdogan Unmoved by EU Sanctions Threat

Dec 10, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the European Union on Wednesday of never acting honestly towards his country and said Ankara was not concerned by any economic sanctions the bloc might impose on it.EU foreign ministers said on Monday…

Fugro Nets Survey Work at Netherlands’ Largest Offshore Wind Farm Zone

Dec 08, 2020

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won three geotechnical investigation contracts for IJmuiden Ver, the largest offshore wind farm (OWF) zone to be developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea. IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone (IJVWFZ) is located 33…

East Med Dispute: Turkey Won't Bow to Threats, Erdogan Says as EU Considers Sanctions

Dec 07, 2020

Turkey will not bow to threats in its dispute with Greece and Cyprus over maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss the issue.But Erdogan…

Vaalco Wraps Gabon 3D Seismic Survey

Dec 07, 2020

Oil and gas company Vaalco has said it has completed the acquisition of nearly 1,000 square kilometers of new dual-azimuth 3-D seismic data over the entire Etame Marin block, offshore Gabon.Vaalco will use the data to optimize and de-risk future…

Shearwater to Shoot 3D Seismic for Reliance Offshore India

Dec 07, 2020

India's Reliance Industries has awarded a 3D seismic data acquisition contract to seismic survey services provider Shearwater.Under the contract, Shearwater will carry out a 3D survey in the Bay of Bengal, India.The survey is slated to start in the first quarter of 2021 and covers 1…

Old Wells Could Generate Geothermal Energy to Power Offshore Platforms

Dec 03, 2020

Old offshore oil wells could be turned into geothermal energy producers under a plan by a new consortium.The group, The Aquarius North Sea Geothermal Consortium, is “actively” working with North Sea operators to see if old wells could be used to generate geothermal energy for existing platforms…

Brazil: PGS to Resume Campos Basin 3D Seismic Survey in December

Nov 30, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition company PGS has informed that its Ramform Titan vessel is about to continue the acquisition of the Campos Deepwater GeoStreamer X (Phase 2), a prefunded MultiClient 3D seismic survey with multi-azimuth coverage…

Australia: Melbana Energy Expands Offshore Acreage Near Beehive Prospect

Nov 26, 2020

Australian oil and gas Melbana Energy has been awarded two additional petroleum exploration permits offshore northern Australia, near the license containing the Beehive prospect.The application was made for the permit areas, designated as WA-544-P and NT/P87…

ADNOC Awards Seismic Contract Worth up to $519 Million to BGP

Nov 26, 2020

Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC said Thursday it had awarded a contract worth up to $519 million to Chinese seismic contractor BGP to further expand the scope of what it says is the world’s largest combined 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey…

CGG, Magseis Fairfield Complete 'Largest Ever' North Sea OBN Survey

Nov 26, 2020

Marine seismic data companies CGG and Magseis Fairfield have completed the 2020 acquisition of what they say is the largest OBN (Ocean Bottom Node) survey ever acquired in the North Sea. The OBN Cornerstone 2020 multi-client survey in the UK Central North Sea began in March 2020…

Brazil: Petrobras Taps Shearwater Geo for Deepwater OBN Survey

Nov 26, 2020

Seismic contractor Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a large Ocean Bottom Node 4D Baseline survey in Brazil with the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras.The deepwater OBN survey will be carried out at the Jubarte Field in the Campos Basin…

Norwegian Seismic Company Dives into Deepsea Mining Business

Nov 24, 2020

Seabird Exploration, a Norway-based provider of seismic survey services for the offshore oil and gas industry, is diversifying and venturing into deep-sea mining.The company on Monday announced a plan for funding and listing of its 100% owned subsidiary Green Minerals AS (GM)…

Turkey Extends Seismic Survey in Contested Waters in Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 23, 2020

Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work being carried out by its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 29, a move that could add to tensions in the region.NATO members Turkey and Greece are locked…

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