Hydrographic News

 

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…

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…

SeaBird Tallies US GoM Contract

May 10, 2019

SeaBird Exploration announced Friday it has secured a new contract for source work in the US Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed repeat customer. The Osprey Explorer, which recently completed an Ocean-bottom node (OBN) survey for another customer…

Vattenfall Starts Hollandse Kust Zuid

May 09, 2019

Development of the first unsubsidized offshore wind farm is well underway off the Dutch coast after bouts of bad weather delayed the project earlier this year, said Swedish power company Vattenfall.The European energy company is building the…

CSC Clarifies Continental Shelf Beyond Bouvet

Apr 15, 2019

The extent of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles outside Bouvet Island has now been clarified with the Continental Shelf Commission (CSC) in New York.The Commission’s recommendation is in line with Norway’s proposal submitted to the Commission in 2009 and revised in 2015…

Acteon Acquires Benthic

Apr 11, 2019

Subsea services group Acteon announced Thursday it has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic. The transaction is expected to complete in May 2019.Houston headquartered Benthic adds deepwater and…

Unique Group Debuts New Survey USV

Apr 10, 2019

Unique Group, a provider of  services and solutions for the offshore, subsea and life support industries, has designed and developed its first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) called Uni-Cat.With proven hydrographic survey capabilities, the Uni…

Ocean Geo-Frontier Tallies Survey Contract

Apr 01, 2019

New joint venture company Ocean Geo-Frontier (OGF) on Monday signed a consignment service agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) for geophysical surveys to be conducted by a three-dimensional geophysical survey vessel…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins GoM Survey

Mar 27, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor Seabed Geosolutions announced Wednesday it has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in an ultra-deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico by an unnamed major energy company.Covering 270 square kilometers and in water depths up to 2…

Current News

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

Film-Ocean Buys Work Class ROV, Plans to Add Staff

Film-Ocean Buys Work Class ROV, Plans to Add Staff

Ultrasonic NDT Tool Developed for NASA Goes Offshore

Ultrasonic NDT Tool Developed for NASA Goes Offshore

Another Vessel Joining Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction

Another Vessel Joining Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine