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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…

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…

PGS Updates on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America

Jan 07, 2019

Norwegian seismic player Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) updated on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14, 2018.The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey…

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

Dec 14, 2018

The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms…

GPS, Ice Profiling Sonar Used in Sea Level Variation Study

Dec 02, 2018

ASL Environmental Sciences said that Dr. David Holland of New York University, in collaboraon with Dr. Natalya Gomez at McGill University, is leading an invesgaon of sea level variaons in the Disko Bay region of western Greenland.According to…

Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project

Nov 21, 2018

The UK-based underwater positioning and communications technology company Sonardyne International Ltd has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)…

MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

Nov 15, 2018

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd…

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