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Seabed Acquisition Seeing Healthier Spend

Feb 08, 2019

The seismic market is rebounding in fits and starts from its low point a year ago, and seabed acquisition is seeing a healthier spend than towed streamer acquisition, according to ION.“The seabed acquisition business was growing well before the downturn. Now it’s coming back strongly,” said Chris Usher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, E&P operations optimization at ION.He attributes…

Dana Gas to Drill off Egypt in April/May

Feb 12, 2019

Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypt's next giant Mediterranean gas field, after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet.That data will be put to the test beginning in April or May…

TGS Offers Higher-than-expected Dividend

Feb 07, 2019

TGS, a provider of seismic data for the oil industry, proposed on Thursday a higher-than-expected dividend despite lower-than-expected profits in the fourth quarter and said demand from oil companies would continue picking up this year.Seismic…

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…

Seismic Uptick Suggests New Wave of Recovery

Feb 05, 2019

Amid mixed reports on the health of the offshore supply chain, the underreported seismic services segment — a bellwether of eventual market growth or decline — is showing signs that another wave of market recovery is just a year away.Oslo-based…

Polarcus Awarded 3D project in West Africa

Jan 28, 2019

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has been awarded a contract for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of six weeks.

SeaBird Scoops Two Contract Extensions

Jan 24, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration announced Thursday it has secured extensions for two existing contracts.The contract for the 2D/3D shallow water vessel Voyager Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the Far East…

CGG Survey Favours Gabon's Offshore Expansion

Jan 21, 2019

Geoscience company CGG is extending its Gabon multiclient data footprint with a 9,800-km offset 2D seismic survey in an unexplored deepwater area of the South basin.The integrated Geoscience company said it is building on the recent success of its 25…

Government Shutdown: Atlantic Seismic Permitting Blocked by Judge

Jan 19, 2019

A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.Judge Richard Gergel of the U…

Exxon Ships Have Not Returned to Disputed Area off Guyana

Jan 11, 2019

Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not returned to the site of a December incident with Venezuela's navy, but they may in the future, Guyana's foreign minister said on Thursday.Guyana, with no history of oil production…

Seabed Solutions, Swire Seabed Join Forces for Dredging Services

Jan 10, 2019

Norway-based subsea operations specialist Swire Seabed and compatriot provider of comprehensive ocean bottom seismic (OBS) solutions to the global oil and gas industry Seabed Solutions have signed an exclusive cooperation agreement for the provision of subsea dredging services worldwide…

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…

SeaBird Wins 2D Survey in the Americas

Jan 07, 2019

Cyprus based marine seismic player SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contract to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil and gas company in the Americas region.The survey is due to commence during the second quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately two months…

40-50 Exploration Wells Planned off Norway in 2019

Nov 20, 2018

Oil and gas companies plan to drill 40-50 exploration wells on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2019, similar to levels seen in 2018, the head of exploration activities at the country's Petroleum Directorate told a conference on Tuesday.Norway…

FairfieldNodal closes WGP acquisition

Jan 12, 2018

Houston-based marine seismic node firm FairfieldNodal has finalized its acquisition of UK-based marine geophysical services firm WGP Group from Thalassa Holdings. The acquisition will have an effective date of 31 December 2017. FairfieldNodal…

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