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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

May 31, 2019

The GEBCO NF- Alumni Team was announced as the $4 million grand prize winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year global competition that challenged teams to advance deep sea technologies for autonomous and unmanned, fast and high-resolution ocean exploration. The team's winning concept includes the use of a unique unmanned surface vessel (USV) / autonomous underwater vessel (AUV) and…

Fugro, AGI Sell Seep Data off Canada

Jul 11, 2019

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore east coast Canada.The data were acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018)…

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

Jul 04, 2019

Kraken Robotics' OceanVision marine technology development project will move forward with conditional approval – and millions in funding – from Canada's Ocean Supercluster.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary…

TGS Shareholders Approve Spectrum Acquisition

Jun 21, 2019

Seismic survey company TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) said its shareholders have approved a deal to acquire rival Spectrum ASA.Kristian Johansen, Chief Executive Officer of TGS, said, “Spectrum’s portfolio will enhance TGS’ position as…

Acteon Acquires TerraSond

Jun 20, 2019

UK based subsea Services group Acteon announced it has completed its acquisition of marine geosciences survey company TerraSond.US-headquartered TerraSond is a multidisciplinary geospatial and geophysical business with global experience working for clients in industries such as offshore oil and gas…

CGG, Shearwater Partner

Jun 14, 2019

Marine geoscience companies CGG and Shearwater GeoServices earlier this month signed a binding term-sheet for a strategic partnership for marine seismic acquisition services and creation of a new streamer technology company.Under the agreement…

iXblue Wins OWF Survey in France

Jun 13, 2019

iXblue said its Sea Operations division has been selected by developer EOLFI to conduct the geophysical survey of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot floating wind farm located in the South of Brittany, off the west coast of France.The survey…

Polarcus Scores Wide-azimuth Project

Jun 03, 2019

UAE based marine geophysical company Polarcus announced on Monday that it has been awarded a wide-azimuth project to be acquired in the Americas.Polarcus Naila and Polarcus Adira will perform the acquisition, and the project is expected to commence…

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Livestream

May 30, 2019

On Friday, May 31, the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE awards event will be livestreamed from Monaco where the winners of the $7 million global ocean mapping competition will be revealed.The three-year competition challenged teams to advance deep sea technologies for autonomous and unmanned…

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

May 29, 2019

Seismic data processing and licensing company Fairfield Geotechnologies announced Tuesday that Chris Sugahara will succeed Charles 'Chuck' Davison as CEO of the company.Sugahara, a third-generation family member at Fairfield Maxwell, is a Senior Vice President and the Treasurer of the company…

Magseis Fairfield Lines Up GoM Survey

May 22, 2019

Norway based marine seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield announced Wednesday it has received a letter of intent (LoI) for a two-month deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019…

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

May 21, 2019

Subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International announced Tuesday it has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S.EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies while remaining an independent business and brand…

EMGS Kicks Off Barents Sea Survey

May 16, 2019

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement for a fully prefunded multiclient 3D controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea.The contract has a value of $1.25 million…

Ocean Infinity to Support Shell Survey

May 16, 2019

US based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced it will support Australian marine survey company Guardian Geomatics on an extensive hydrographic project for Shell.The project, which is planned to commence in June…

CGG Kicks off OBN Survey in US Gulf

May 14, 2019

CGG announced Tuesday it has commenced its first multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.Located in the north-central region of the Gulf of Mexico, this dense OBN survey will provide well-sampled, full azimuthal coverage with long offsets…

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