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SAExploration Completes Ocean-Bottom Project

Jun 12, 2019

The geophysical services provider SAExploration Holdings successfully completed the largest shallow water ocean-bottom marine project in its history.Contracted to SAExploration by a major national oil company, the project, located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India, utilized over 20 vessels, which included three ocean-bottom node deployment vessels and two seismic source vessels operating in dual source/simultaneous source mode…

Total Extends Processing Contract with CGG

Feb 13, 2020

Paris-based geophysical firm CGG announced that Total has renewed its contract to operate the oil major’s Dedicated Processing Center (DPC) in Pau, southwest France, for five years from January 2020.The two companies have been working in close collaboration at the DPC since 2006…

Gazprom Neft Completes Okhotsk Survey

Jan 06, 2020

Russian oil and gas exploration company Gazprom Neft has completed ecological monitoring of grey whale populations at the Ayashsky license block, offshore from Sakhalin Island, with expedition members registering more than 550 animals in the course of a five-month survey…

SeaBird Wins New OBN Survey

Nov 11, 2019

Norwegian seismic company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for the exclusive provision of source vessel services for an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The survey will take place in the Eastern Hemisphere, said the global provider…

China, ISA to Establish Deep Ocean Center

Oct 28, 2019

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Mr. Michael W. Lodge signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the first ever joint training and research center with Mr. Wang Hong, Administrator of State Oceanic Administration of China…

SeaBird Bags OBN Project in AsiaPac

Sep 17, 2019

SeaBird Exploration, a global provider of 2D, source and shallow water 2D/3D seismic services, has received a letter of award to provide a source vessel for an upcoming ocean bottom node (OBN)  project in the Asia Pacific region.The project…

Seabed Geosolutions Bags West Africa Gig

Jul 17, 2019

Seabed Geosolutions will acquire a 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) monitor survey offshore West Africa for an unnamed major oil company.The joint venture between Fugro and CGG said in a press release that the two-month survey will cover 151 sq km (58 sq mi) in water depths up to 600 m (1…

30% of Sea Needs Protection by 2030

May 30, 2019

To keep the planet flourishing, 30 percent of Earth needs protection by 2030. Today about eight percent of the ocean and 15 percent of land is protected.'We’re on track to reach a global goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean and 17 percent of the land by 2020…

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…

Shearwater, TGS Team-up for Brazilian Survey

Feb 22, 2019

Offshore survey specialist Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a major exploration survey in Brazil by TGS, the provider of multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas exploration and production companies worldwide.The project will be executed…

Esvagt, Wavepiston Test Wave Energy Plants

Feb 14, 2019

The provider of safety and support vessels at sea Esvagt has provided support to Wavepiston during the installation of its wave energy device at the test site near Hanstholm, Denmark.The ‘Esvagt Connector’ took part in placing Wavepiston’s wave power device…

Shearwater GeoServices Bags Four Contracts

Feb 06, 2019

The Norwegian seismic JV between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen GeoServices has won four Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) contracts by Aker BP and Equinor in Norway.Marine seismic specialist said in a press release that the contracts will fill backlog…

New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and…

Huawei Marine Upgrades WACS

Feb 03, 2019

Huawei Marine Networks, a global submarine network provider, announced completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II.A press release from the joint venture between the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies and the British company Global…

SurfWEC to Tap Ocean Wave Power

Jan 10, 2019

New Jersey based marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway together with industry partners, has formed a new company, SurfWEC LLC, that will develop Wave Energy Converters (WECs) using patented features that are expected to increase energy recovery…

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